Dr. Rohde describes when a woman can return to work after having carpal tunnel release surgery.
It really depends on your occupation. If, you know, everybody is very different. And a lot of people who do desk work they will take a day, maybe a couple days off and then they will go back to doing some work and not have a problem. In terms of if people are doing manual labor, a lot of lifting, a lot of heavy activities, I generally tell them about six weeks or so.
About Dr. Rohde, M.D.:
Dr. Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Rohde received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed her residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College.