How long is my recovery post Carpal Tunnel surgery?

Surgery to release CTS can be performed under general or local anaesthetic and is performed as day surgery in hospital. The wound usually heals quickly and symptoms are often relieved within these first few weeks. However, any altered sensation can take many months to recover if it was present night and day prior to surgery.

The dressing is kept in place for 7-10 days post surgery and patients can use their hands for gentle activities in the few weeks post surgery.