Post Operative Instructions
DeQuervains Release Surgery
Keep your dressing dry and in place for 8-10 days. There is no cast so movement will be unrestricted. Typically, narcotic pain pills may be helpful. Ibuprofen is fine to take to supplement with the narcotic prescribed. When the pain is minimal, Ibuprofen alone without the narcotic is best. Daily activities will be possible right away. Stitches come out in 8-10 days. Expect some surgical site swelling for a few weeks. Physical therapy should not be needed.