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Moving to the Recovery Room After Open Carpal Tunnel Release

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Presentation: Carpal Tunnel Release - Open
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After the procedure you will be moved to a recovery room. In this room you will be with other post-operative patients and healthcare providers will be available to assist you with any problems or concerns. You will be kept here until your healthcare providers feel that you have recovered enough to go home. Usually this is within 1-3 hours depending on the type of anesthesia you receive.
It is common to shiver after receiving general anesthesia. If this happens, your healthcare providers can give you medication that will stop the shivering. Warm blankets are also available to make you more comfortable.
Some patients experience nausea after their procedure, which can be related to the medications used. This should not last long. You should also expect to feel some pain in your wrist following the procedure. Pain medication will be given to help relieve this.
Remember that your healthcare provider wants you to recover without any problems. So be sure to report anything that does not feel normal or "right."

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