After carpal tunnel release surgery, the surgeon wraps the patient's wrist in a heavy bandage attached to a splint while still in the operating room. The patient keeps this bandage in place for approximately one week bef... More »

The success rate for carpal tunnel syndrome surgery is over 90 percent, states Cleveland Clinic. The symptoms of tingling and pain may resolve soon after surgery, but numbness can take up to 3 months to get better. When ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Following surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome in a nondominant hand, a person can return to work in one to two days, provided he doesn’t perform repetitive motions, states WebMD. A person doing repetitive activities ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

While there are two options for carpal tunnel release surgery, open and endoscopic, with both procedures, most patients go home the day of the surgery, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Healing f... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Carpal tunnel syndrome, depending on the cause of symptoms, can be treated by an orthopedic surgeon, a neurologist, a rheumatologist or other primary care physician specializing in hand, wrist and arm issues. Due to the ... More »

According to MedlinePlus, examples of nonsurgical ways to release carpal tunnel include occupational therapy, wearing wrist splints, taking anti-inflammatory medicines, changing the workplace and injecting corticosteroid... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

WebMD reports that full recovery from carpal tunnel surgery typically takes up to three months. The hand that received the surgery and the type of surgery performed influence the recovery time. More » Health Conditions & Diseases