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is it safe to have carpal tunnel surgery on both hands at the same time to have less time off of work?

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No! you need at least 4 weeks to heal. After surgery you cant use your hand without signifigant pain, bending & using fingers is difficult. you will be helpless if you dont have a hand to do every day things like wiping after using the toilet! I had both hands done 3 weeks apart & returned to work 3 weeks later..had to take an additional 3 weeks off. Give it plenty of time to heal. The Dr. told me 6 weeks is needed.

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