Wrist Rehabilitation

Carpal Tunnel Release

Sling

When will I go home?

What can I do?

What can’t I do?

NoneYou will be discharged on the same day as the operationRest for 3 daysNo lifting

Acute phase (0-2 weeks)

Goals

  • Reduce pain

Rehabilitation

  • Rest in bandaging for 3 days
  • Remove bulky bandage at 3 days and gentle movement of hand

Intermediate phase (2-6 weeks)

Goals

  • Control pain
  • Regain range of movement

Rehabilitation

  • Mobilise wrist and hand as tolerated
  • Desensitisation program
  • Median nerve gliding exercises

Late phase (>6 weeks)

Goals

  • Restore hand function
  • Regain strength, proprioception and function

Rehabilitation

  • Regain full function with range of movement and loading
  • Resistance and hand gripping exercises

Guidelines for return to functional activities

Driving

Lifting

Swimming

Golf

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Matthan Mammen
ELBOW, WRIST AND HAND SPECIALIST

Mr. Matthan Mammen

MS, FRACS (Orth)

Mr. Matthan Mammen is an internationally qualified orthopaedic surgeon, who is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.

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Elbow Joint

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