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how long could it take to recover from carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery?

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Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on severity: Somewhat different for the two. Carpal tunnel involving the median nerve at the wrist has a very quick recovery with many people feeling better immediately after surgery and returning to work sometimes in the same week or at most 3 or 4 weeks later. Cubital tunnel is very different involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow and sometimes requiring transposition of the nerve. Recovery is longer.
Answered on Aug 18, 2017
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