How long does it take to recover from De Quervain surgery?

Your doctor or your physiotherapist or occupational therapist may recommend that you wear a splint on your hand for 1 to 4 weeks after surgery. It may take 6 to 12 weeks for your hand to heal completely. After you heal, you may be able to move your wrist and thumb without pain.

How long does it take to recover from tendon release surgery?

Returning to work and activities The repaired tendon will usually be back to full strength after about 12 weeks, but it can take up to 6 months to regain the full range of movement. Some people may never be able to move the affected finger or thumb as much as before it was damaged.

Do they put you to sleep for de Quervain’s surgery?

This surgery will probably be done while you are awake. The doctor will give you a shot (injection) to numb your hand and prevent pain. You also may get medicine to help you relax. During the surgery, the doctor will make a cut (incision) in the skin on the side of your wrist near the base of your thumb.

How long does pain last after de Quervain surgery?

Typically, patients’ symptoms begin improving immediately after surgery and most experience free movement of wrist and thumb without pain after 6 to 12 weeks.

How painful is de Quervain surgery?

Recovery from De Quervain’s surgery can be a bit painful. Your wrist and thumb may be rather swollen and sore following surgery. You may feel numbness or tingling near the incision site. While most report feeling better within a few days, it takes longer for others.

What kind of doctor should I see for de Quervain’s tenosynovitis?

A: A hand surgeon can help determine if you have de Quervain’s.

What aggravates de Quervain’s?

Although the exact cause of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis isn’t known, any activity that relies on repetitive hand or wrist movement — such as working in the garden, playing golf or racket sports, or lifting your baby — can make it worse.