4 doctors weighed in:

When will the swelling go down after open carpal tunnel surgery?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ten days or so

Should be resolved by 10-14 days.
Elevation of the operated hand above the heart will hasten the resolution of swelling.

In brief: Ten days or so

Should be resolved by 10-14 days.
Elevation of the operated hand above the heart will hasten the resolution of swelling.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
Thank
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Just time

Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients to give the hand a chance to heal.

In brief: Just time

Take it easy on the hand for a few weeks and the swelling should resolve. I tell my patients to give the hand a chance to heal.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Thank
Dr. Eon Shin
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: 3 months

Usually, patients can experience pain and swelling at the base of the hand for approximately 3 months following surgery, though sometimes these symptoms take 6 months to dissipate completely.

In brief: 3 months

Usually, patients can experience pain and swelling at the base of the hand for approximately 3 months following surgery, though sometimes these symptoms take 6 months to dissipate completely.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
49 years in practice
56M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors