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What kind of pain medications are given after open carpal tunnel release surgery?
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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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 (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are generally acceptable and sufficient for pain relief.

In brief: 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 (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are generally acceptable and sufficient for pain relief.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hydrocodone
In brief: Hydrocodone
I will typically prescribe norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a narcotic pain medication after open carpal tunnel release.
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Dr. Patrick Schaner
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain after carpal
It depends on the surgeon but typically antibiotics and narcotic analgesics.

In brief: Pain after carpal
It depends on the surgeon but typically antibiotics and narcotic analgesics.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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