How do I get ready for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery ?
1. You may need to stop taking any medicines that make it harder for the blood to clot, such as ibuprofen, aspirin etc.
2. If you’re a smoker, try to quit before the surgery. Smoking is shown to delay healing.
Preparing for carpal tunnel release surgery
Before your carpal tunnel release surgery, you will have a consultation with Mr.Roy to discuss your medical history, examination, medical tests, your operation, aftercare etc. in detail. It may be slightly different to what’s described here, as it will be designed to meet your own individual needs.
Carpal Tunnel Release surgery is a day-case procedure. This means you’ll have the operation and go home on the same day. You won’t be able to drive immediately after your surgery, so make sure you arrange to get a lift home.
Carpal Tunnel Release surgery is usually done under local anaesthesia. This means you will be awake for the operation, but won’t feel pain. Make sure that you clean your hands and remove any jewellery on your wrist or fingers beforehand.
Mr.Roy will discuss in detail with you as to what will happen before, during and after your surgery. If you’re unsure about anything, you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have. If you’re happy to go ahead with the operation, you will be booked for surgery and on the day of surgery will be asked to sign a consent form. If you are taking any anticoagulant (blood thinning) medicines such as warfarin, it is important that you tell Mr.Roy at your consultation, before your surgery.