Dr. Rohde discusses the postoperative carpal tunnel release surgery instructions she gives patients.
One of the things I’ve learned is that it’s very hard to keep a dressing nice and clean and dry and not take it off for any period of time. And so, you know, I’ve, I’ve become a little more forward thinking about letting people take down their dressing and actually wash their hand even with their suture, with their suture still in. I, I learned how to adapt a little bit in that wearing a splint over can help compensate for that change in anatomy in order to do certain daily activities. So those, those are probably the biggies.
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.
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