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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 3 more doctor answers
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 4 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?
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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 4 more doctor answers
Depends on surgery: This can depend on the surgery (an open procedure or a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure). I perform a specific type of endoscopic procedure and patients can type as early as the same day but usually wait until the next day. I have had staff start work as early as 2 days after having bilateral carpal tunnel releases. With the open procedure you may have to wait several more days / wks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Usually none: Carpal tunnel surgery is often a very effective and safe procedure especially when performed by highly experienced hand surgeons. There is always the risk of an incomplete release or recurrent symptoms due to scar tissue and other issues. These risks can be minimized by using certain precautions and techniques. Most patients resume their work activity without difficulty. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I need to have surgery on both wrist for carpal tunnel, how long for healing and is there any negitive effects?
My husband is having carpal tunnel surgery this week. He wants to take a two hour road trip the day after surgery. Is that advisable?
My husband is having carpal tunnel surgery this week. He wants to take a two hour road trip the day after surgery. Is this advisable?
Not advisable: Although carpal tunnel surgery is an out-patient procedure, i would not advise traveling the next day for pleasure. I would suggest waiting a few weeks to ensure that there are no problems. I think this will allow you to have a more enjoyable trip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had carpal tunnel surgery july 30th.Still lots of pain&running out of meds. How much longer wil this pain last?Scared to ask for more:( had 40 4xday
Very worrisome: You are very young to have carpal tunnel syndrome. Failure to get any relief is very worrisome. This could be for several reasons. These include an incomplete release of the tunnel, possible injury to the nerve, or maybe you don't have carpal tunnel. You might want to get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
return to work: Postop recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome varies depending on the type of procedure performed. Studies demonstrate endoscopic carpal tall leads to quicker return to work. However each surgeon will set the postop protocols for their patient. Speak to your specific surgeon about their recommendations. At most it can be six weeks to as little as 1 to 2 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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