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Removing Bandages After Carpal Tunnel Release 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is treated by releasing the transverse carpal ligament (tcl), surgically with an open, mini-open or endoscopic technique. Tcl relieves the pressure on the median nerve. Open surgery requires complete exposure of the tcl and carpal tunnel (ct). Mini-open surgery only partially exposes these structures. Endoscopic surgery uses a camera and a small ...Read more
No, but possible --: Due to these reasons: 1: with tight splint or bandages, your fingers maybe bluish in color, tingly or cold; 2: with hand held hanging down most of the time ; bandages, the circulation in fingers is not great; 3: if you are not exercising your fingers or are or have been a smoker, then fingers do feel cold. 4: some people have cold fingers for no specific reason, with nothing to do with surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Finger swelling is normal after carpal tunnel surgery. However, if you just had the surgery and have quite a bit of pain or numbness, you need to make sure your dressings are not too tight. Your hand surgeon can check this for you. Swelling should improve with time. Make sure you have been shown proper finger exercises and stretches to do after your surgery as these can all help with the swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 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 2 more doctor answers
Narcotic meds.: Narcotic medications are often helpful during the first 24-48 hours to recover from the acute pain symptoms following carpal tunnel surgery. Afterwards, over-the-counter medications like tylenol or Ibuprofen are generally acceptable and sufficient for pain relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can be done after carpal tunnel release to reduce swelling 10wks after surgery i've tried a compressed glove?
See your surgeon: Go for follow up elevate the hand , uses elastic stockings. ...Read more
Can someone please recommend the best mouse to use at work with usb after r hand carpal tunnel release surgery. I'm afraid of losing my job please help!
Hand still swelling and painful after 20 weeks of carpal tunnel release surgery. Also just had same surgery and wrist release paratendon on right hand?
You need F/U: This is not typical after a routine carpal tunnel release. You should be feeling much better by now. A potential complication of any surgery is the development of rsd or crps (reflex sympathetic dystrophy , complex regional pain syndrome) this can be treated but you need to see your doctor. Get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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