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How Long Is The Recovery From Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?

Recovery time after carpal tunnel surgery

One of the most common questions I get from patients with carpal tunnel syndrome is: How long is the recovery time after surgery?

Carpal tunnel release surgery involves cutting skin, fat, and ligament. With the bandage in place you can use the hand for typing and light . . . → Read More: How Long Is The Recovery From Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?

Carpal Tunnel Cross Section Image

cross section view of the carpal tunnel

cross section of the carpal tunnel

This is a combination drawing/photograph I made to illustrate the cross sectional anatomy of the carpal tunnel.
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Thumb Muscle Atrophy – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

muscle atrophy in the thumbAtrophy or wasting of the thumb (thenar) muscles is the last stage of nerve injury in carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Splinting After Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Do I need a splint after my carpal tunnel surgery?

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Putting patients in splints after surgery for hand and arm problems is common – I recommend splinting for almost all my patients after surgery – but not after carpal tunnel release!

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arthritis

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Does carpal tunnel surgery cure arthritis?

Many people with hand and wrist arthritis also have carpal tunnel syndrome. You may wonder if surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome relieves the pain of arthritis.

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