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How Long Is Recovery From Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Relatively short: Recovery from a plantar fascial release is relatively short. If performed endoscopically (through a scope). You can walk immediately after surgery in a cam walker (removal cast-like boot). Usually, you can resume normal activity gradually at about 4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: There are several different types of surgery that can be performed on the patellar tendon- arthroscopic, tendon repair, and tendon realignment to name a few. You will need to discuss specifically with your orthopaedic surgeon. Work with a physical therapist knowledgable about your case to help with your recovery. ...Read more
Healing times vary: Healing rates may vary from one patient to another depending on a variety of factors. Under normal circumstances, one should have significant decrease of pain and drainage after one to two weeks of the procedure. A delay in healing may result if a patient is immune compromised, individuals with poor circulation, diabetics, and people who do not follow through with the recommended post op care. ...Read more
Few weeks: The white part of your eyes may be red for several weeks, however your eyes should feel pretty good after only a few days. Check with your surgeon for specific activity restrictions after surgery. ...Read more
Good things: Usually an outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with light sedation so home fairly soon after the procesure. Sutures usually are in for about two weeks but during that time the hand can be used for most things. Pre-operative discomfort should be relieved fairly soon after surgery with full sensation and strength somewhat more variable. A good operation if you need it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Days to weeks: An endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ctr) requires a very small incision on the wrist. It is common to have some soreness in the wrist and/or palm after surgery. Post-operative immobilization is brief and the hand can be used almost immediately after surgery. More rigorous activities may take 2-6 weeks of recovery time. Therapy is needed only for severe cases or significant pain/swelling post-op. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
CTR recovery: In my practice the patient has a soft dressing for 1 week and they start mobilizing in the second week. Recovery from the carpal tunnel surgery can be as quick as two weeks but the nerve recovery may take 6 months if the nerve compression was severe. Scar matures over 6-9 months. Your hand surgeon is the best person to give you detailed information about recovery specific to your condition. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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