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Doctor insights on: Carpal Bossing

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What causes carpal bossing?

What causes carpal bossing?

Inflammation: Inflammation at insertion of extensor carpi radials brevis an longs at base of second and third metacarpals results in periosteal inflammation and heterotopic bone formation causing the boss to form.

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How do you get carpal boss?

How do you get carpal boss?

See details: It can exist from birth or it can be the result of trauma or injury. Finally, there is some evidence that it can result from careers that require repetitive movements of the hands and fingers.

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Can someone please explain a carpal boss removal surgery?

Can someone please explain a carpal boss removal surgery?

Result varies: This is a bony protrusion at the base of the metacarpals near the back of the wrist, usually due to arthritis. These can be removed, but ten to recur. Unless they are very symptomatic, I tend to leave them alone.

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I went in for a ganglion removal but 2 weeks later found out I had carpal boss removed. Its been 4wks still very painful/limited motion is this normal?

Possibly: That's a bony procedure so it could certainly cause pain for several weeks. At this point you have probably been instructed to begin range of motion - over time, that should help, but may be painful initially. After surgery, an infection is always a possibility, so see your physician if there you have redness or drainage or fever.

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Has anybody had surgery to remove a carpal boss (bony overgrowth)?

Has anybody had surgery to remove a carpal boss (bony overgrowth)?

I have done this: Carpal bosses are bony overgrowth at the junction of the metacarpals and wrist bones and are usually associate with osteoarthritis of the underlying joints. They have a tendency to recur after removal unless the underlying arthritis is treated.

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I had carpal boss removal surgery but now I have extreme pain over the scar and tingling... Did it grow back?

I had carpal boss removal surgery but now I have extreme pain over the scar and tingling... Did it grow back?

It could: If what you are talking about is a cyst, yes those can comeback unfortunately. The pain and tingling may be due to the cyst putting pressure on one of the peripheral nerves in the area.

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Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

2 week to 3 months: Reduction of numbness and tingling can occur within a few days. However, swelling and tightness in the hand and fingers can take several weeks. If tightness persists beyond two months, consult your surgeon. A steroid injection into the hand may help complete healing.

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I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough

I've been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, work for tech startup. Can I work until I have surgery? Boss if tough

Yes: Try treatments such as: rest periods during work hours, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space.

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Please help docs! What is non dissociative carpal instability is in laymens terms?

Please help docs! What is non dissociative carpal instability is in laymens terms?

Laxity in the wrist: There are 8 small bones that make up the "wrist" in addition to the large long bones, the radius and ulna. These bones are arranged in 2 rows of 4 each. CIND (carpal instability nondisso.) means there is anywhere from lig. Laxity to dislocation between the 2 rows of bones. TX depends on how much laxity present, response to splint, h/o trauma & how bothersome sx are to you. See a hand surgeon.

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Where is the carpal bone?

Where is the carpal bone?

A carpal bone: Is a bone in the wrist. There are 8 carpal bones. Scaphoid. Lunate. Triquetrum. Pisiform. Trapezium. Trapezoid. Capitate. Hamate. They lie in between the radius and ulna proximally and the metacarpals of the hand distally towards the fingers. They provide stability yet can allow mobility in all three axes of motion. They are truly remarkable and hand surgeons and anatomists still learning

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What causes carpal tunnel?

What causes carpal tunnel?

Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Common causes are repetitive stress and pregnancy. Typical symptoms are burning and tingling in the hands at night.

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How to relieve carpal tunnel

How to relieve carpal tunnel

Bracing and surgery: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is first treated by wrist bracing into a "neutral" (extended) position. If this does not help the symptoms, then a small surgery at the wrist can be used to improve 85% of the patient's symptoms.

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How do I treat carpal tunnel?

How do I treat carpal tunnel?

There are many: Ways to approach cts, depending upon the severity of symptoms, the extent of numbness, presence of muscle atrophy, pain, related conditons and other factors. Splinting, nsaid, corticosteroid injections, surgery, medications, ruling out metabolic and endocrine and other nerve issues all are important. A hand surgeon is ideally trained but many physicians deal with this common problem.

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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Numbness: It s a syndrome of repetitive use of the hand which causes a pinch nerve in the hand causing numbness amd tingling in the thumb to ring finger with pain that wakes u up at night

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What are signs of carpal tunnel?

Many symptoms.: Generally altered sensation and or pain in the thumb and next two digits of one of your hands. Comes on with stress of the hand and wrist such as holding a book, pencil, typing, carrying a briefcase, doing push ups etc. Pain can sometimes extend up to shoulder. Often noted in am or can wake you from sleep.

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How do people get carpal tunnel?

How do people get carpal tunnel?

carpal tunnel: Carpal tunnel is generally not and overuse problem it is due to anatomy and life.

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What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

Pinch nerve: It is a repetitive stress syndrome which causes the nerve inside the carpal tunnel called the median nerve to be compressed. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, pain that shoots up to the elbow and neck and worse at night

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