Carpal Tunnel Release

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Postoperative Guidelines

  • Begin active motion of fingers immediately
  • You may remove your dressing 5 days after surgery, cover incision with a Band-Aid until your post-operative appointment
  • Sutures will be removed at your first post-operative appointment, which is scheduled 8–14 days after surgery and will be on your discharge paperwork
  • Hand Therapy for gentle massage and active range of motion of your fingers will be ordered if needed
  • After your first post-operative visit is complete, follow up is usually not necessary unless you have any concerns
  • Please remember these outlines are guidelines only. Your care may differ from the typical outlines provided. Please talk to your surgeon or your surgeon’s nurse or medical assistant if you have any questions about your post-operative care. If you have any questions, please call our office at (314) 514-3500.

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