Patients of Grand Rapids Orthopedics often inquire with regard to recovery for various procedures, one of which is carpal tunnel surgery.
There are various ways to perform carpal tunnel surgery, as current medicine has allowed for a smaller incision, making carpal tunnel surgery recovery dramatically quicker.
The actual carpal tunnel surgery is now a limited outpatient procedure. Patients can go home the very same day, with the procedure taking approximately 10-15 minutes. The incision has stitches and sometimes requires a small splint at the base of the palm temporarily to aid in recovery.
Overall, your fingers and thumb remain free, so you can use them as you wish while maintaining the splint on the base of the palm. This helps the incision area heal faster. Within two weeks of carpal tunnel surgery you should generally be performing most desired activities.
Don’t wait: If you are in pain or in need of Carpal Tunnel surgery but have concerns about recovery, regaining your range of movement or even insurance coverage, please contact Grand Rapids Orthopedics today by clicking here >>