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When can I take the bandages off after carpal tunnel release surgery?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 2 weeks

I ask my patient to remove their bandage 2 weeks after the surgery when they see me for suture removal.
Please ask your surgeon for his/her preference.

In brief: 2 weeks

I ask my patient to remove their bandage 2 weeks after the surgery when they see me for suture removal.
Please ask your surgeon for his/her preference.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Ask your Dr.

In general, after 7-10 days.
However, surgeons have different practices so touch base with your surgeon.

In brief: Ask your Dr.

In general, after 7-10 days.
However, surgeons have different practices so touch base with your surgeon.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 3-4 days

The earliest time is generally 3-4 days after surgery once the wound has epithelialized.
It is not unusual to keep dressings in place until 10-14 days, however.

In brief: 3-4 days

The earliest time is generally 3-4 days after surgery once the wound has epithelialized.
It is not unusual to keep dressings in place until 10-14 days, however.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: About a week

I usually have the patient back in the office in 8 days to remove a soft dressing.

In brief: About a week

I usually have the patient back in the office in 8 days to remove a soft dressing.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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