Dr. Rohde shares how long after carpal tunnel release surgery women should wait to lift heavy objects.
I generally ask women not to lift anything more than about five pounds for about six weeks after the, the surgery. People do feel it. Even if you try to turn the key in the ignition within the first few weeks people generally feel it because cutting a ligament does change the anatomy of the carpal tunnel. And so it does take some getting used to.
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.