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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery (Overview)

Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. This "pinching" is done by the transverse carpal ligament which is longitudinally split during surgery. This can be done open or endoscopically.


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Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal tunnel surgery painful?

Carpal Tunnel Surger: For most people this is not painful but recovery will vary according to work status (self employed versus workmen's compensation.). ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
217 doctors shared insights

Carpal Tunnel Surgery (Overview)

Carpal tunnel is when the median nerve gets pinched at the level of the wrist. This "pinching" is done by the transverse carpal ligament which is longitudinally split during surgery. This can be done open or endoscopically.


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What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

What is carpal tunnel surgery like?

CTR: A carpal tunnel release divides the transverse carpal ligament which forms the roof of the carpal tunnel. By dividing the TCL, the median nerve is decompressed and alleviates the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is performed on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Carpal tunnel surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
Once
Use proper posture when performing tasks
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How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

By proper surgeon: Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery. An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this. ...Read more

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Show diagram of carpal tunnel surgery?

Show diagram of carpal  tunnel surgery?

Video carpal tunnel: Ill do one better here is a link to page with diagrams and a video <a href="http://www.handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.html</a>. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Carpal tunnel surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How is carpal tunnel surgery done exactly?

How is carpal tunnel surgery done exactly?

Small incision...: The most common way is to numb the area up (usually with a regional block to make the who arm numb). A small incision is made near the wrist, and the band of connective tissue (flexor retinaculum) that is squeezing on the median nerve is opened up to release the nerve. The wound is then sewed up...And you're done! ...Read more

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Do I know if I need carpal tunnel surgery?

Do I know if I  need carpal tunnel surgery?

Symptoms: In general he wanted to get to carpal tunnel syndrome before you have any permanent nerve damage. If the numbness and tingling is getting worse or if the numbness and tingling is constant this is a bad sign. If the symptoms are only intermittent you can try splinting or injections of cortisone with a reasonably good success rate. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Carpal tunnel surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

A medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side ...Read more