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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
211 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 the typical recovery time after carpal tunnel surgery?

What is the typical recovery time after carpal tunnel surgery?

CTR recovery: In my practice the patient has a soft dressing for 1 week and they start mobilizing in the second week. Recovery from the carpal tunnel surgery can be as quick as two weeks but the nerve recovery may take 6 months if the nerve compression was severe. Scar matures over 6-9 months. Your hand surgeon is the best person to give you detailed information about recovery specific to your condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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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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What is the definition or description of: carpal tunnel surgery?

What is the definition or description of: carpal tunnel surgery?

No : 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. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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I had carpal tunnel surgery. Now i'm suffering with the pain again, what should I do about the pain?

I had carpal tunnel surgery. Now i'm suffering with the pain again, what should I  do about the pain?

Call surgeon: First off speak with your surgeon. Carpal tunnel surgery is a highly successful surgery. Having said that of course nothing is perfect and certainly with cts there could be associated conditions including cervical arthritis and bulging discs that could contribute to neurological symptoms. Or maybe you need some basic therapy? Usually fairly straightforward to sort out. Best of luck. ...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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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

Dr. Robert Coats II
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

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