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How long is the recovery from carpel tunnel surgery?

How long is the recovery from carpel tunnel surgery?

Quick: Most patients can get back to office work within a couple of days to a week. Back to heavy lifting in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

When the medial nerve that travels through a small space in your wrist (called the carpal tunne) is injured, resulting in pain, numbness, and tingling in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more


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How long is the recovery from elbow surgery?

How long is the recovery from elbow surgery?

Variable: 4-6 weeks for minimally invasive or arthroscopic surgery to 6-8 months for major surgery such as fracture repair, ligament reconstruction or replacement. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after an endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

How long is the recovery period after an endoscopic surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Recovery after sx: It depends on the incision and the activity you want to do. Typically the wound fully heals by 6 weeks from surgery. Sensitivity may last a few weeks longer though. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from plantar release surgery?

How long is recovery from plantar release 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 more

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

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 more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroscopic surgery?

How long is recovery from knee arthroscopic surgery?

Scope recovery: Depending upon what was wrong and what was done, a partial meniscectomy for example allows immediate weight bearing and wean off crutches when able. Usually 2 weeks off work and 2 weeks of light activity, then ok full activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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How long after open carpal tunnel surgery is it swollen?

How long after open carpal tunnel surgery is it swollen?

Several weeks: Most patients will notice a fullness over the incision area for several weeks. After three weeks i will have patients message the scar with the intent to desensitize and soften the scar. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from patellar tendon surgery?

How long is recovery from patellar tendon surgery?

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

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How long is surgery for carpel tunnel and a thumb fusion?

How long is surgery for carpel tunnel and a thumb fusion?

60-90 minutes: Depending of the type of procedure preformed for both the carpal tunnel and the fusion surgery will usually take less than 90 minutes. ...Read more

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How long does the recovery from "pincer nail" surgery take?

How long does the recovery from "pincer nail" surgery take?

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

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How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

2-6 weeks: It depends on how expensive te surgery is and what kind of activity is desired. ...Read more

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What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

What is recovery time from ulna nerve surgery?

Cubital tunnel sun: Outpatient surgery. Long arm splint typically for 7-14 days depending on your surgeon. Limit lifting to 5 lb and gauge activity based on swelling until 6 weeks post op. Usually favoring the arm somewhat for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from strabismus surgery?

How long is the recovery from  strabismus surgery?

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

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What can you expect during recovery from carpal tunnel surgery?

What can you expect during recovery from carpal tunnel surgery?

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 more

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What is the recovery time for endoscopic carpal tunnel release?

What is the recovery time for endoscopic carpal tunnel release?

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 more

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What is the typical recovery time after carpal tunnel surgery?

What is the typical recovery time after carpal tunnel surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery (Definition)

Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. This "pinching" is done by the transverse carpal ligament which is longitudinally split during surgery. This can be ...Read more