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How Long Could It Take To Recover From Carpal Tunnel And Cubital Tunnel 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is how we describe carpal tunnel. There are 8 carpal bones, but the hamate and pisiform form the ulnar side. The trapezium and scaphoid for the radial side. Flex the 3rd digit and look at the palmar hand side. The long flexor's tendon will be visible, the median n is just to its thumb side. Wrist flexion or extension can irritate ...Read more
It depends...: In my practice, i allow patients to return to routine activities of daily living the same day of surgery. I encourage typing and light gripping immediately. The bandage is removed after a week, at which time the incision could be washed normally and dressed with a bandaid (avoiding submersion for total of 3 weeks). Load bearing and heavy gripping (manual labor) is resumed usually after 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello, I need surgery on both wrists because of severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How long will it take after surgery before I can use my hand again?
Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressing to full strength after a few weeks. ...Read more
After cubital tunnel surgery i'm still facing the same symptoms though up to 40 % less than before. Should i be concerned? (it's been a year)
It seems: That we waited too long before surgery and some damage might be permanent. Not much to do at this point. ...Read more
I had cubital tunnel release surgery last week. My fingers are now numb/super stiff/weak. I had normal emg tests too. Is this pain normal in recovery?
Had tennis elbow and cubital tunnel surgery this morning about 9a with nerve block, my arm is just as numb as when i left center, should i be concern?
Move fingers: The most important excerise is to move your fingers. Make a tight fist hold it for 5 seconds and then bring your fingers all the way straight and hold it for 5 seconds. Typically no strengthening excersises are required your strength will return as the sorness resolves. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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