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What are recommended exercises after carpal tunnel surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Henley
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Keep fingers moving

Immediately after surgery it's important to keep your fingers moving with your wrist in a neutral position (not bent backward or foreward).
Try doing this several times an hour while awake for the first 24 hours. Movements should be slow and full - fully extend the fingers straight and fully flex them into the palm, but without gripping tightly.

In brief: Keep fingers moving

Immediately after surgery it's important to keep your fingers moving with your wrist in a neutral position (not bent backward or foreward).
Try doing this several times an hour while awake for the first 24 hours. Movements should be slow and full - fully extend the fingers straight and fully flex them into the palm, but without gripping tightly.
Dr. Christopher Henley
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Ask your surgeon!

Different hand surgeons offer divergent opinions on this--some splint the wrist and advocate "rest" during healing; others use a light wrap or no bandage and allow gentle movement to reduce swelling and enhance function.
(i like the latter.) follow your surgeon's advice, for it is s/he you will ask to advise if you develop difficulty while healing.

In brief: Ask your surgeon!

Different hand surgeons offer divergent opinions on this--some splint the wrist and advocate "rest" during healing; others use a light wrap or no bandage and allow gentle movement to reduce swelling and enhance function.
(i like the latter.) follow your surgeon's advice, for it is s/he you will ask to advise if you develop difficulty while healing.
Dr. Richard Tholen
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