Here at Long Lane Surgery, we offer Carpal Tunnel Release under Local Anaesthesia, which is carried out by Dr Rushman. Before having this procedure, it is important to understand what the operation will involve, the potential complications and the long term outcome.
Below you will find information about the procedure and the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions.
If you need any more help or advice, please contact us
Here you can download our Hand Surgery Consent form and our Post Operation Information Leaflet.
Complications and Long-Term Outcome:
When undergoing any procedure, it is important to understand the potential complications you may face and the long term out come. Below is some information coving all potential complications and information about the outcomes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Starting immediately, you can move your hand for gentle range of motion. No lifting anything heavier than a telephone or coffee mug for 2 weeks.
- You may not drive yourself home from surgery. You must have a driver.
- You may not drive when you are taking narcotic pain medication.
- Your surgeon will tell you how long after your surgery until you can drive again.
When you can return to work depends on your progress, as assessed by your surgeon. Generally, you can return to work in 1 to 2 weeks.
- Severe pain or swelling
- Nail discolouration from pink to white or blue
- Excessive bleeding or drainage
- Increased redness
- Fever of 38 degrees or greater