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Carpal Tunnel Hand Surgery
Can someone please recommend the best mouse to use at work with usb after r hand carpal tunnel release surgery. I'm afraid of losing my job please help!
The carpal tunnel is formed by the bones, tissues, and ligaments of the wrist. This tunnel exists to protect the median nerve, which controls sensations and movement to the thumb and fingers (not including the little finger). Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the carpal tunnel is inflamed and swollen, which pinches the median nerve and results in feelings of numbness, decreased grip strength, and muscle ...Read more
Yes: Carpal tunnel surgery releases a band of tissue in the wrist that retains finger flexors and the median nerve. Once released and sufficent time has passed (often requiring pt or occupational ) normal activities may be resumed. The timing of which depends on the amount of inflammation and your surgeons advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tricky question: You should be able to contact either the surgery center or hospital where the surgery is scheduled for an accurate estimate of costs. But your costs may vary significantly depending on your insurance coverage, deductible etc. If you are paying cash, the formula should be straight forward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A couple of weeks: It takes about 2 weeks for the wound to heal. Once it does, the soreness should be minimal. It's not uncommon to have some palm and wrist pain after surgery. Most work activities will be tolerable by 3 weeks. Heavy lifting or other activities may take up to 6 weeks to perform. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a dull pain on the top of my hand. I have had carpal tunnel surgery 2 years ago bu this pain is different and quite painful?
2 weeks: I tend to stage the surgery 2 weeks apart and typically recommend that the dominant hand go first unless there is a severe difference in the non dominant hand. This gives enough time to allow full function in most adl activity when people ask whether they can have surgery on both hands together i typically remind them about the bathroom! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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