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Carpal Tunnel Ligament
I had trigger thumb and carpal tunnel surgery on March 17, 2015. I still have numbness,tingling, tightness,sensitivity,is this normal ?
Yes: It takes time for the inflamed tissue to heal both from where the surgery was done and from around the nerve that was injured. Then it will take time for the nerve itself to heal. I just had this discussion with my hand surgeon. The nerve heals approximately 1-2 mm a day not counting the first month after surgery. Give it time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is how we describe carpal tunnel. There are 8 carpal bones, but the hamate and pisiform form the ulnar side. The trapezium and scaphoid for the radial side. Flex the 3rd digit and look at the palmar hand side. The long flexor's tendon will be visible, the median n is just to its thumb side. Wrist flexion or extension can irritate ...Read more
Have had carpal tunnel surgery scapunate ligament test surgery now doctor want to do proximal row carpectomy surgery what are my chances of gripping?
Prc or proximal row: Carpectomy typically allows for excel any return of function with respect to wrist and finger motion. One may expect a period of reduced motion and strengjr but this usually passes as the muscles get used to new length tension relationships. This is a good procedure if used for the proper indications and has been well studied used for arthritis patterns post injury to ligaments or fracture s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. This nerve provides motor and sensory function to the thumb, index, middle fingers and half of the ring finger. Therefore patients with carpal tunnel syndrome will develop pain, numbness and tingling in the distribution of this nerve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel.: There are three general modes of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: surgery, splint or nothing. The best five year result is achieved with surgery, which these days is generally done arthroscopically. Nothing simply means observing until,symptoms become horrible enough to enact one of the other two strategies. Splint application is seen as a bridge to surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel answer: http://www.handctr.com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html median nerve compression at the wrist gives numbness in the blue area and loss of muscle function in the large muscle of the thumb here is a nice video i made a few years back http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=lwghddhvm60&list=plcbd41f7a42e20469&index=4&feature=plpp_video. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel syn: Entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist is how we describe carpal tunnel. There are 8 carpal bones, but the hamate and pisiform form the ulnar side. The trapezium and scaphoid for the radial side. Flex the 3rd digit and look at the palmar hand side. The long flexor's tendon will be visible, the median n is just to its thumb side. Wrist flexion or extension can irritate the n, incr symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can recur : Specifically with respect to surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome can recur even after surgery to release the carpal ligament. This is because scar can build-up and the compression on the median nerve can occur even after surgery. This happens particularly if the patient continues with repetitive hand movements. Further surgery can be done to re-release, but it is frequently more involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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