CARPAL TUNNEL SURGERY
Post-Operative Instructions And Expectations
It's normal for your fingers to feel numb and tingle for 12-24 hours after you return home.
Keep it clean and dry. Do not remove.
Ice your hand at least 3 times daily, for 20 minutes each session.
Move your fingers as much as possible.
Pain is to be expected. Take your medications as prescribed and as needed.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Numbness and Tingling: Experienced in the hand and fingers.
Affected Fingers: Primarily affects the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger.
Muscle Cramping: Notable cramping of the hand and forearm.
Pain: Often intensifies at night. Patients typically wake up in the middle of the night, feeling the need to shake their hands out or adjust their sleeping position.
Nighttime Wrist Splinting: A conservative approach, where the wrist is splinted during sleep for a duration of 4-6 weeks.
Corticosteroid Injection: Provides temporary relief from the symptoms.
Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Release: A surgical option to alleviate the compression on the median nerve.