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how long does carpal tunnel syndrome surgery take

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: If your carpal tunnel is severe I would bet you cannot use your hands now...... Recovery varies, but fine motor is pretty good right away progressin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience 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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
When other treatment: When other treatment has not helped, evaluating any other medical problems, avoiding activities that may be causing symptoms, using nonsteroidal anti- ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Median nerve release: Carpal tunnel surgery can be done endoscopically (through a camera inserted in a small incision) or open (standard surgery exposing the internal anato ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Henley
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Cut a ligament: Carpal tunnel release surgery involves cutting a tight ligament on the palm side of your wrist, which relieves pressure on the median nerve. Full reco ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: There are many options to treat carpel tunnel, splint especially at night, anti -inflammation medication, steroid injection, avoid certain movements, ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Electrodiagnostics.: An electrodiagnostic evaluation (also known as an emg/ncs study) is usually ordered to confirm the location and severity of nerve compression. Other d ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Topical meds: I recommend DMSO and steroid, wrist splints and injection of steroid.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not always: Wearing a splint on your wrist will significantly help your symptoms. Some people will try a cortisone injection to decrease inflammation around the n ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Use a wrist support.

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