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How long after open carpal tunnel surgery is it swollen?

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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It varies

Swelling after carpal tunnel surgery varies.
I have seen some patients develop very little swelling after the procedure, while others have a significant amount. In terms of duration, swelling decreases slowly over time, completely resolving within 6-8 weeks. Significant swelling, redness or increasing pain at any point after carpal tunnel syndrome should be reported to your surgeon immediately.

In brief: It varies

Swelling after carpal tunnel surgery varies.
I have seen some patients develop very little swelling after the procedure, while others have a significant amount. In terms of duration, swelling decreases slowly over time, completely resolving within 6-8 weeks. Significant swelling, redness or increasing pain at any point after carpal tunnel syndrome should be reported to your surgeon immediately.
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: About 2 weeks

It takes about two weeks for the incision to heal and swelling is common during this time.
Once the wound is healed scar message helps to reduce residual swelling. Most people are doing quite well by 4-6 weeks post-op.

In brief: About 2 weeks

It takes about two weeks for the incision to heal and swelling is common during this time.
Once the wound is healed scar message helps to reduce residual swelling. Most people are doing quite well by 4-6 weeks post-op.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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