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Bilateral Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery- 6 days post.

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Jun 28, 2022 - 8:44:53 AM
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33 posts since 8/27/2019

Hi folks!

Well I am 6 days post surgery and doing amazingly well. Today I thought I’d see if I could -pick up - my 7 pound banjo and if so, I’d see what playing felt like.

I was easily able to pick up my banjos and played a bit of 3-finger and Clawhammer, slow.

I am thrilled to say the least.

I have had CTS for over 25 years and done numerous alternative therapies, some worked (prolozone therapy!) some didn’t (acupuncture). But finally decided to go for the surgery.

I am so glad. Haven’t had any wrist or arm numbness and I am healing well. Can’t open tight jar lids yet, but I can do a lot. I iced and elevated my wrists for the first 48 hours and still doing morning and evening ice as needed. No pain meds at all after 24 hours.

Picture is 5 days after surgery. Videos are from this morning. 6 days after surgery.

Jun 28, 2022 - 10:27:17 AM
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14733 posts since 5/24/2005

I am happy for you, and your healing progress. Brad

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:20:27 AM
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27537 posts since 8/3/2003

So glad your surgery went well and you're healing without any problems.

It's amazing how much carpal tunnel surgery has changed in the last 20-30 years. My sister had surgery done back in the 80s and she has a pretty big scar and it took her about 6 weeks to get back to work typing and doing clerical chores and playing the piano.

Jun 28, 2022 - 11:48:20 AM



392 posts since 4/11/2022

Comtngal , what is the name of that song in the bluegrass video? It's one I've wanted to learn, but I can't find the name of it.


Jun 28, 2022 - 2:32:55 PM

961 posts since 3/23/2006

I had a similar experience with my right hand. The left hand is not as bad and I can live with it -- doesn't bother me when playing. The modern carpal tunnel release technique (with the necessary tools) is great.

Jun 28, 2022 - 2:42:44 PM



3292 posts since 10/23/2004


Hope your road to recovery is smooth and short.

Jun 28, 2022 - 2:48:13 PM



3690 posts since 12/30/2008

Atta Girl !!!

Jun 28, 2022 - 3:11:48 PM
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36061 posts since 3/5/2008

Love it when a plan comes together.... :0)

Aug 1, 2022 - 7:23:26 PM

79 posts since 1/31/2020

Helpful post. Needing CTS on my right hand and interested in a double puncture procedure as well, so this was a great post to see. Seems like a much speedier recovery process than an open incision approach. Best wishes for continued recovery and improvement.

Aug 1, 2022 - 8:29:47 PM



4082 posts since 2/22/2009

Happy to hear that things are going well for you.

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