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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
2 weeks: I ask my patient to remove their bandage 2 weeks after the surgery when they see me for suture removal. Please ask your surgeon for his/her preference ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Though you should wait for physicians clearance. Daily activities may be resumed fairly quickly but heavy gripping can take months. Be sure to ask bef ... Read More
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
1 days: I generally counsel my patients that driving is permitted once a full fist can be made. Because the bandages are relatively light following a carpal t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
20 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Unfortunately carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) may recur in a small population of patients. This is best assessed by your md using a physical exam and a e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Elevate high (statue of liberty) and use ice. Swelling is more common after open surgery than the newer endoscopic techniques.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Very worried!: A sudden change in function after a surgery is cause for concern. While pain can limit some function you should be able to move your thumb even thou ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Alan
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Severe disease: Depending on the severity of your carpal tunnel disease normal feeling may not return after carpal tunnel release. Additionally you may have other und ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kamran Parsa
12 years experience Neurosurgery
?: What is your question here?
A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
May: Some of your symptoms are related to nerve damage at cervical level and some to carpal tunnel. Only your physician can advice you, because he had the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
No: No tingling is normal. It puts the original diagnosis of ct syndrome in question. You need repeat EMG and compare with one done before surgery.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: These are unrelated issues. It is not a complication of carpal tunnel surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Very unlikely: But if u have cts any activity can make it feel worse at times.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience 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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Huang
19 years experience 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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
No.: Normally, after carpal tunnel surgery you will have a splint with instruction of elevation of the hand and exercise of fingers.If this instructions ar ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Cervical pathology: Have you ever injured your neck? Or is it possible you may have herniated disks in the cervical spine? Possibly one place to look.
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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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rohit Keswani
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possibly: Hand numbness, more so than wristnumbness, can be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome. So can pain in the digits of the hand. Predominately the sympto ... Read More
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