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numbness in fingers after carpal tunnel surgery

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
I : I always tell patients that the time to healing is variable in that no two patients are exactly the same. However typically you can go back to light a ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Possibly: If numbness was constant rather than intermittent before surgery it may rake longer to fo away after, or may not go away. Surgery still kept it from g ... Read More
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Carpal tunnel release is done to relieve pressure on the median nerve. If the pressure has been longstanding or severe, resolution of numbness may tak ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Give it time to heal. This can improve with time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
It may be that: The amoujnt of nerve compression was evere and that it takes time for the nerve to feel better. It may be that the nerve was irritated by the surgical ... Read More
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Dr. Ramsey Ellis
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
How numb?: Is the numbness worse after surgery? If you had an endoscopic carpal tunnel release, numbness can be exacerbated immediately post-surgery. Numbness ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
These are signs : Of nerve inflammation which is common after this type of injury. It should resolve in a few days but may even take weeks. Talk to your surgeon.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
May want to discuss: With your surgeon. The numbness should nothave gotten worse at two months and you may be having some scarring/adhesion issues or increased edema causi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor: Your problem may be higher up in your cervical spine a bulging disk in your neck may be impinging on the nerves that innervate your wrist and hand. Co ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ring
32 years experience Hand Surgery
I'm : I'm sure your surgeon is looking after you to be sure there are no problems, so i will just give you the good news that this is extremely common and p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: No not at all (if it's true trigger finger). However you should make sure there is no scar tissue adhesions in the carpal tunnel that may be "tugging" ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
No: But may have nothing to do with it.

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