Carpal Tunnel Release

FAQs

What are my restrictions after surgery?
You will be in a wrist splint for approximately 4 weeks after surgery. You will be allowed to progress activities as tolerated during this time.

When can I drive after surgery?
You will be cleared to drive once you have discontinued the use of narcotic pain medicine.

When can I return to work after surgery?
This will be completely determined by the type of work that you do. If your job is office work, consisting of sedentary work, then you could possibly be cleared to return to work as soon as a couple of days after surgery. If your job consists of heavy manual labor, then it would likely be 1-2 months before you are ready to return to work. This would also be dictated by the speed at which you recover.