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A 32-year-old member asked:

how long after open carpal tunnel surgery is your typically hand swollen?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
3-6 months: Swelling is the symptom that usually takes the longest time to improve.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
In my experience that seems excessive
Dec 21, 2011
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Typically 3 weeks: The hand may be swollen for 3 weeks but the s at may remain firm for up to two years.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Just time: Hand swelling is common after a carpal tunnel release. Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients to give the hand a chance to heal.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long after open carpal tunnel surgery will your hand be swollen?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
2-3 weeks: If swell more than that check with doctor.

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