Guidelines – preparing for carpal tunnel surgery:

  1. We would advise you not to drive to the clinic on the day of your operation as you will have a bandage on your hand after the procedure.
  2. Wear loose comfortable clothing above the waist.
  3. You do NOT need to stop taking your blood-thinning medication prior to surgery.
  4. Continue taking all your regular medications as normal.
  5. If you wear rings check that they can be removed easily.
  6. You may eat and drink normally as the procedure will be carried out in local anaesthetic.