Carpal Tunnel Surgery Prep
Carpal tunnel surgery prep can be intimidating. If you’re facing carpal tunnel surgery, no doubt you’re nervous. I understand your concerns. After all, a doctor will cut into your hand!
In addition, outcomes of any surgery are always uncertain. So gather the facts now. A big part of carpal tunnel surgery prep is knowing what lies ahead.
Your surgeon will tell you which carpal tunnel release surgery you will have. It will either be “open” or “endoscopic” carpal tunnel release surgery. One results in a 2-3 inch long cut in your palm. The other results in one or two small holes in your palm. Either way, your hand will be out of commission for weeks or months. You will have post-operative pain. And your hand will not be able to function well until your therapy is over.
The type of surgery you get will heavily influence how long your recovery period will take. It will also determine when you can return to work and whether or not you will have to change jobs.