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What is the difference between tunneling and undermining

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Tenosynovitis is an: Inflammation of the sheath or covering of a tendon while carpal tunnel syndrome is a pinching or compression of the median nerve which travels through... Read More
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Carpal tunnel synd: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be the result of tenosynovitis. Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed by pressure builds up in th... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Same: Okay to ask your doc using these terms for clarification. They are basically the same, a long thin component to the wound. Sinus/tunnel can be difficu... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Length of tunnel: Undermining is when a wound diameter is wider at its base (deep in the wound) than at the wound's skin edge. For example, the hole in the skin may be... Read More
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Pressure ulcer: These are characteristics of wounds; they do not need to be pressure ulcers in order to have this type of characteristics. A tunnel is an empty space ... Read More
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Complexity: These are terms that relate to the complexity of the wound. Other than that they are not terribly important. Undermining refers to the extent to which... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Tendon vs. Nerve: Pttd is a a tearing and degeneration of the tendon that holds up your arch it assists in rising up on toes. As it stretches out it can cause an incre... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Tendon vs. nerve: Tennis elbow is a tendon problem on the outside of the elbow. Cubital tunnel is inflammation, compression and/or injury to the ulnar nerve at/near the... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Different things: A tendon is the end of a muscle that connects the muscle to bone. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the tibialis posterior muscle to certain bones... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Carpal tunnel & PN: Carpal tunnel is a musculo-scheletal disorder, peripheral neuropathy is a neuropathic disorder.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Sprain: is MUSCULAR Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a NERVE condition...and YES it can be fixed...(surgery) and sometimes PREVENTED ("Ergonomics"/SPLINTS) Follow... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Rsis are "injuries of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compr... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Big difference: Tendonitis refers to inflammation of a tendon or tendons, carpal tunnel is compression of the median nerve. Both can cause pain, and some of the trea... Read More

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