Post Operative Instructions

Open carpal tunnel release

Keep your dressing dry and in place for 8-10 days. Move your fingers as much as possible. Your hand will let you know if you are overdoing it. Typically, narcotic pain pills may be helpful for the first day or two. Stitches will come out in 8-10 days. Some palm sensitivity can be present for weeks but will slowly go away completely. Physical therapy should not be needed.