How does a doctor bandage your hand after carpel tunnel surgery?

Different strokes... For different hand surgeons. Some splint for a few days. I just use a soft wrap around the butt of the hand for 48 hrs. Then it can be removed and the hand washed normally. Stitches are removed at 10-14 days.
Light dressing. Typically, i employ a light bandage that allows for full movement about the wrist and fingers. Since the incisions for carpal tunnel surgery are so small, splints or casts are rarely necessary.

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How will the hand be bandaged after carpel tunnel surgery?

Depends. Some surgeons apply a splint for several weeks while others just wrap with gauze for a few days. No evidence that one is better than the other. Read more...
Depends. Hand surgeons hand different protocols. I have patients in a light dressing with the fingers showing for two days. The bandage is removed and patients are allowed to shower. Most patients can resume light activities within a couple of days and full activity within two to three weeks. Read more...

Why does my hand still bother me after carpel tunnel surgery?

Bother you how. There is typically some surgical pain after carpal tunnel surgery. Also, recovery can be variable and is often dependent on the duration and severity of the symptoms that you had prior to surgery. If the symptoms persist after several months then check back in with your surgeon. Read more...
Other possible cause. Carpal tunnel develops because of compression of the median nerve in a confined space. The procedure eliminates the pressure on the nerve but does not affect any associated causative factors such as tendonitis that can continue to be painful. Numbness and parathesias should resolve with surgery unless the nerve is compressed at a second level such as the proximal forearm or thoracic outlet. Read more...

My doctor does not want me to do pt following my open carpel tunnel surgery- why?

Not sure. Maybe your doctor has a specific reason, which you should ask about. Hand therapy is often used before and/or after surgery. Read more...
Many do not need. Pt ir ot automatically after surgery. I typically only send someone if they are very stiff or swollen which is a fairly rare thing. Most can do motion and activity on their own . Read more...
Heal first. I usually recommend allowing the hand to heal first. Occasionally, i will send a patient to occupational therapy 6 weeks after surgery if they are having any persistent pain or problems. Most folks do not need it. Read more...