Post-Operative Instructions

Carpal Tunnel Release

Keep hand/arm elevated and dry. Move fingers as much as possible. May remove dressing in 48 hours and leave open to air. May shower and get wrist wet. Do not submerge wrist for 2 weeks. No bath, hot tub or pool for 2 weeks.

You will be given 4 medications:

  • Motrin 800mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for pain
  • Percocet 5mg: 1-2 pills every 4 hours as needed for pain if the Motrin doesn’t cover all of your pain
  • Keflex 500mg: 1 pill every 4 hours for 1 day only.
  • Phenergan 12.5mg: 1 pill every 6 hours as needed for nausea

Stay ahead of the pain. Once you feel any pain, take the Motrin. If that doesn’t cover it, take the Percocet.

Return to office to see Dr. Kittredge in 2 weeks.

Any problems or questions, please call.

  • Alexandria office 703-810-5209
  • Springfield office 703-810-5210