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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Haber
35 years experience 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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Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very: It is one of the most effective procedures we do in orthopaedics. Patients with night-time symptoms and pain do the best. Those a with muscle atrophy ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
98%: Some studies show a 98% success rate with surgery.
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A 37-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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Some: While typically everyone in surgery gets a prescription for pain medicine, most state that they did not need it or used it minimally. Many get by wi ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: It takes some time to heal after surgery. Take it easy and you should heal up soon.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Two types: Traditional open cts releae involves freeing up the median nerve by cutting the transverse carpal ligiment. The incision is in the base of the hand an ... Read More
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Carpal tunnel : A carpal tunnel release is a very effective procedure for patients that have failed conservative care. It is an outpatient procedure. A small incisi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Relatively simple: Most patient experience significant improvement of numbness and tingling with elimination of pain. The surgery is short and takes only a few minutes a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Endoscopic: While it is not new (been around for 20 years), a small incision is made and the surgery is done through a "micro" incision.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very effective: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very effective treatment for people with carpal tunnel syndrome (cts). Failures are usually do to incorrect diagnosis, suc ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
CTR: Depends how severe the median nerve is compressed prior to the surgery. Check that with emgncs. The more severe the cts, the more residual numbness an ... Read More
A 38-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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
It can come back: It is unusual but carpal tunnel syndrome can come back after surgery.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
A few weeks: Most of the pts I have seen, recover really fully within 2 or 3 weeks, but some may take up to 4-6 weeks if the nerve was electrically severely impair ... Read More

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