A 34-year-old member asked:
I had carpal tunnel surgery. is it possible to get carpal tunnel again in the same hand?
5 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome is not particularly common, but the condition can return, usually after many years.
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Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: You may have to also give up inciting activity.Can also be from different cause.
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Hand Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Unlikely however. Most problems that occur after carpal tunnel surgery are due to another problem. If you have the same symptoms as before surgery, i.e. Numbness, then you may be developing it again but this is very unusual. If the numbness never went away after the surgery, you may have had an incomplete release. Go back to your surgeon and explain what is going on.
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Hand Surgery 36 years experience
It is a rare thing: Often recurrence years later is confused for some that never got fully better due to advanced disease or intrinsic nerve issues or other pains and aches such as arthritis or just a little nerve irriation form another source with overlapping nerve anatomy. But it can happen althoug when ive sen this it is usually in the high demand hand , tough hard jobs, not office workers or sedentary ones.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Rarely : It is not common to develop recurrent cts after surgery. It does happen rarely. One exception is dialysis patients. These patients do develop recurrent cts more frequently.
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How long do you wait to do the other hand for carpal tunnel surgery?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Neurology 15 years experience
Cts: 6 weeks...Or until you can carry 20 lbs with the operated hand...
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