A 38-year-old member asked:
when can i take the bandages off after carpal tunnel release surgery?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin answered
20 years experience Neurosurgery
2 weeks: I ask my patient to remove their bandage 2 weeks after the surgery when they see me for suture removal. Please ask your surgeon for his/her preference.
Answered on May 8, 2014
Dr. Mark Einbecker answered
35 years experience Hand Surgery
About a week: I usually have the patient back in the office in 8 days to remove a soft dressing.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Robert Coats II answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ask your surgeon!: When i perform carpal tunnel releases, wether open or endoscopic, I have the patients remove their bandages 2-3 days after surgery. There is no reason for prolonged immobilization after surgery and you can begin using the hand as soon as you feel comfortable. Follow your surgeon's instructions and call the office if you have questions or concerns.
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
3-4 days: The earliest time is generally 3-4 days after surgery once the wound has epithelialized. It is not unusual to keep dressings in place until 10-14 days, however.
Answered on Feb 2, 2017
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