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post operative exercises for carpal tunnel release

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Fu with surgeon: You would probably need to discuss directly with your surgeon, as he knows more specifics about your case. You can still get better for several more ... Read More
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
What symptoms: After carpal tunnel release, a patient can experience many things such as pain at the surgical site, weakness, abnormal sensations. It really depends ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
Speak to your: surgeon regarding questions you have about postoperative findings. Typically some can still have slight tenderness in the palm. |Numbness and tingling ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience 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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
When you have pain : And constant numbness, then this is the most important absolute time to get the surgery done soon, we can debate the value of earlier treatment, but ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
When Present: Carpal tunnel should be treated when the diagnosis is made. Early treatment can include oral medications and splints. However with symptoms that do ... Read More
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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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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
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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