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trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery

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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Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Cts does not cause a trigger finger.
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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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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: There has been new research demonstrating an increased risk of trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The release of the thick ligament which is ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Carpal tunnel: Ask to work with an occupational therapist. They have multiple ways of regainingmotion of fingers and hand as well as reducing scar formation which s ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
68 years experience Rheumatology
Not too: In good hands that surgery is not too complicated provided it's not on both hands.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
You should : Call your surgeon and inform them. While waiting I would ice the hand (with I've bag) and try and elevate the hand above heart level.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: These are unrelated issues. It is not a complication of carpal tunnel surgery.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes it could be done in the same time.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but not likely: Inflammation is common after any surgical procede. Swelling in the hand after carpal tunnel release may lead to inflammation in the tendons and tendo ... 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
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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