Patrick Olson, M.D.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Post-Operative Protocol

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Day 0-14
  • No lifting greater than 5 pounds
    • May do self-care activities as well as light duty work such as typing and writing
  • Keep surgical site clean and dry

Day 3

  • Remove post-operative dressing and keep steri-strips clean, dry, and intact. May place bandaid over steri-strips.
Follow-up Visit
(day 10-14)
  • Incision site is checked by Dr. Olson’s team. The sutures are absorbable
  • Once steri-strips fall off and incision site is fully healed, water activity is unrestricted
  • May gradually return to activity with no weight restrictions

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