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Carpal tunnel release

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Small cut: A small incision is made on the palm side of thewrist and a small knife cuts the tendon that is pressing on the nerve. This is a quick and easy opera ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Relief of pain and: Numbness in the wrist and the hand.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Several reasons: Talk to your hand/wrist surgeon about carpal tunnel release if 1) numbness & pain impact function 2) pain can't be managed conservatively via bracing ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience in Hand Surgery
Realease: A release of the transverse carpal ligament , which is the roof of the carpal tunnel.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience in Hand Surgery
Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Many: If u r pregnant u wait until u deliver & it usually goes away. Otherwise, have a solid diagnosis. Then the rx varies from surg 2 surg, but mainy nsaid ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
35 years experience in Neurology
Very: But 1st make sure u have the correct diagnosis- by a neurologist. Other non surgical tx have been exhausted and no other reversible cause like hypoth ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Among the most common complaints, patients will reveal that their hands fall asleep or that things slip from their fingers without their noticing (los ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Huang
19 years experience in Hand Surgery
Not likely: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in your wrist, causing pain and numbness in your fingertips. Patients have numbness in the f ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
35 years experience in Neurology
Usually unknown: Pregnancy, hypothyroid, repetitive stress injury.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Comp. of median n.: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the carpal canal.Nerve runs in canal w/ all the flexor tendons of your fingers and can be ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: Recent research just published within the last few months does show an increased risk of developing trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The bi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of the incision after carpal tunnel surgery for up to two weeks. After that it should be ivestegated. If your su ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Meyers
24 years experience in Hand Surgery
CTS: Yes. Anything that can lead to flexortenosynovitis (swelling about the flexor tendons) could potentially lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injectio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpa ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: The most common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness or tingling on the palmar surface of your hand on the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Salman Saeed
32 years experience in Neurology
CTS Surgery: The endoscopic surgery is performed by a orthopedic surgeon who makes very small incisions in the wrist area and then use them to decompress the medi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
No: But can cause same symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
38 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Carpal tunnel is a condition in the wrist where a nerve (the median nerve) is "pinched" by tendons that surround it as it travels through an area in t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Pain, burning: Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an injury or compression of the posterior tibial nerve. This runs behind the inside ankle bone into the foot at the level o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
32 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve as it crosses the inside (or medial) portion of the elbow. The symptoms usually involves num ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Different areas: Wrist carpal tunnel- median nerve pinched. Thoracic outlet: first rib, clavicle and muscles tight on vein, artery and nerves both cause neuropath ... Read More
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