Hi. I had the release done in the wrist and elbo at the same time. I woke up with a soft cast on and I kept it on for 3 days I was told on the 3rd day to remove it and chenge the dresing then put 3x3 pads over the incisions. It was an easy surgery I was able to pick up my kids within a week to 10 days. I even had the other side done 3 weeks later because it went so well. I went on a rollercoastet 2 days after my 2nd surgery Not a good idea but it was fun. lol.
Good luck I hope yours turns out as good as mine did. It was worth it.