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Feb 02, 2016 6:19 PM

Has anyone had this surgery on their wrist? Any success? What is the down time? I didn't know what all weirdos to ask my Dr and the nurses have been very nice and helpful but they don't seem to know the details following surgery since it varies. So I thought this would be a great place to check this out. It's scheduled for tomorrow.

Feb 02, 2016 7:42 PM

Are you talking about carpal tunnel release?

Feb 03, 2016 1:53 PM

I had BOTH of my wrists operated on. The right one was done and then a year later done again and then bad the left one done. It was hard and painful but I had ganglion cysts.. The surgery was a little over an hour and the recuperation was about 6-8 weeks. Also had to have physical therapy, etc.. Hope you have a successful surgery and that you heal quickly and completely. {{{Hugs}}} 💕🙏🏻🌻

Feb 05, 2016 7:55 PM

I had Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery on both wrists, my left hand Scar is still very Sensitive (2012) stiches were done externally but my right hand scar(2008) I had internal stitched and I have no sensitivity in that scar, over here in the UK, hand specialist did it in 25 minutes right hand, but because I used to be a chef i was off work for 8 weeks.

Feb 07, 2016 8:47 PM

I had CTS surgery in 2013 on my right hand. It still gives me problems with tingling, numbness, & pain. 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 13, 2016 11:48 AM

I had my surgery successfully on 02/03/16. I feel like an idiot for not asking more questions first but I've only had 1 surgery before this... a c-section in 2008 so I didn't know what to ask or expect. All I know is I just started taking cervical and lumbar injections and didn't want to do injections in my wrist too. Injections are temporary and cost about half of what my surgery cost. He said over a 90% success rate and some people can resume normal activities the next day. I didn't think about the fact that my surgery is on my wrist and I do customer service so even though I had 4 days to recover which I thought would be enough since I felt fine at the time, I type a lot and using every bit of my wrist while working. It's been hurting more this week than last week. I had them get me something weaker than the oxycodone they had me on so I could function while working. They gave me Tylenol 3 which I thought "this should be perfect because last time I took it for bad tooth pain and it helped but didn't get me high". I tried to make it work but it hardly touched the pain. My husband had to talk me into calling them back a few days later and let them know the Tylenol 3 wasn't helping at all but I needed something because the pain was coming and going but when it came, it was really bad. I told her exactly where the pain is and sure enough it's right where the incision was. She wrote me a script for hydrocodone 7.5 and it's working and I can function on it thankfully.
Since the surgery, my husband has had to wake me up many times at night because I'm moving around like crazy and waking him up. I'm pretty sure it's my body's way of dealing with the pain. I'm supposed to get my cast off next week so hopefully I'll notice some kind of difference. From what I can tell there will be a longer than expected recovery time but hopefully it's worth it. The constant pain I had before this was unbearable.
BTW, I don't have Carpal Tunnel. I have early neuropathy in a different nerve but it's similar to Carpal. I also have pretty good size bone spur right where the pain is or was. Hopefully it's not still there after I get to take off the cast.

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