How long does it take to recover from reconstructive wrist surgery?
The recovery process usually takes at least two weeks.
After the procedure, you will need to use a fixed splint or cast for at least two weeks, followed by a removable splint for the next four to eight weeks. Pain relief is immediate but you will still need physical therapy that will start two weeks after the surgery and continue for at least four to six weeks.
Wrist surgery can improve movement to about 50 percent of normal.
And physical therapy will help restore motion and increase power and endurance in your wrist and hand.
To conclude, the average surgery recovery time is less than a month, although, in some people, the scar may ache and be sensitive for some months, but this usually settles without more treatment. Also, it may take longer to get all the feeling back in your wrist, especially if you’ve suffered from arthritis for a long time.