Elevation may be helpful with swelling but frankly the extremity is going to swell no matter what position it is...
When will I be able to return to work?
Our goal is for you to return to work as soon as possible; however, the return date will be based on your occupation.
Most carpal tunnel release patients may return to work quickly even if your occupation requires significant typing. However, with knee surgery if your occupation requires long periods of standing, you may need to postpone your return date 4-6 weeks.
Often times, you may return to work with limitations. If a physician’s note is required for your employer, we will gladly provide the documentation.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Absolutely, no driving while on narcotics.