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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
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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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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
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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

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How does carpal tunnel surgery work exactly ?

How does carpal tunnel surgery work exactly ?

Easy: It is one of the simples surgeries in the world. Takes few minutes just to grab scissor and cut the band of fibrous tissue that is pressing the median nerve. Pts. Get a wound like 2-3 inches long from the palm of the hand down to the wrist. Stitches are placed on the skin to be removed few days later. Some sort of immobilization with a wrist brace is place to prevent movement of the wound. ...Read more

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What can I expect after carpal tunnel surgery?

What can I expect after carpal tunnel surgery?

Usually relief: Typically results from carpal tunnel surgery are good. That is, symptoms resolve with relatively little down time. While surgeons differ in their protocol, in my practice the operation is done under local anesthesia with light sedation and the patient can use the hand for most activities right after surgery. Stitches come out at two weeks and the patient leaves with a band aid. That's usually it. ...Read more

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Carpal tunnel surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Tell me about successful carpal tunnel surgery?

Tell me about successful carpal tunnel surgery?

Good results: Carpal tunnel surgery is an option if you have been thoroughly evaluated by a specialist, the diagnosis has been confirmed with nerve studies and you have failed appropriate conservative measures. Having said that, the surgery had a good success rate. ...Read more

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Has anyone had carpal tunnel surgery with local?

Has anyone had carpal tunnel surgery with local?

Yes: This can be done if necessary. We will often do this for pregnant women due to concern for the fetus and any drugs that may affect it. Also people too sick for anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Carpal tunnel surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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How painful is it to have carpal tunnel surgery?

How painful is it to have carpal tunnel surgery?

Not much pain: This is a relatively simple procedure in the hands of an experienced hand surgeon. The minimally invasive procedures typically allow an earlier return to activity and less pain than the traditional open techniques. ...Read more

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Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

Here is video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hty1vyrxg. Any operation has common and uncommon risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Carpal tunnel surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What is the success rate for carpal tunnel surgery?

What is the success rate for carpal tunnel surgery?

High: Practically most patient are happy, but few cases did not repond because there is neuropathy, or repetitive strain injury not nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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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