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Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Could carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Yes: Unfortunately carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) may recur in a small population of patients. This is best assessed by your md using a physical exam and a emg/ncv (needle study of your nerve/muscles) exam. The good news is that most patients do well with open carpal tunnel release surgery in the case of recurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Definition)

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


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Will carpal tunnel syndrome come back?

Will carpal tunnel syndrome come back?

Sometimes: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) symptoms can be caused by inflammation. If the inflammation is treated, the symptoms resolve. The symptoms may return overtime. Symptoms present for more than 6 months, despite treatment with oral/injectable steroids, splints and therapy, are not likely to resolve. In these cases cts is treated with surgical release, open or endoscopic. ...Read more

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I think had carpal tunnel syndrome few yrs back used wrap&pain relief gels.Still today can't do heavy things w/out pains coming back.How to strengthen?

I think had carpal tunnel syndrome few yrs back used wrap&pain relief gels.Still today can't do heavy things w/out pains coming back.How to strengthen?

Hand Therapy: Wrist and hand pain and weakness can have several causes. At your age carpal tunnel syndrome is unusual and not my first thought if you have hand weakness. If you don't have any numbness or tingling in your fingers, just pain, you probably don't have carpal tunnel. Other causes of hand pain at your age include possible ligament injuries, joint laxity, inflammatory arthritis. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if someone has carpal tunnel syndrome, would that person necessarily have to have surgery?

Could you tell me if someone has carpal tunnel syndrome, would that person necessarily have to have surgery?

Carpal tunnel: Since that can have many different degrees of severity for more mild cases surgery is often not need more severe cases surgery is often needed. ...Read more

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What kind of pre-tests for surgery are done for carpal tunnel syndrome?

What kind of pre-tests for surgery are done for carpal tunnel syndrome?

Electrodiagnostics.: An electrodiagnostic evaluation (also known as an emg/ncs study) is usually ordered to confirm the location and severity of nerve compression. Other diagnoses can mimic carpal tunnel syndrome, such as cervical radiculopathy, so an emg/ncs study is helpful to corroborate your physician's findings. ...Read more

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What is the main precaution for after surgery of severe carpal tunnel syndrome?

Wound care: Follow your surgeons recommendations with appropriate activity limitations and wound care and the prescribed follow up routine and therapy regimen. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to fix carpal tunnel syndrome?

Yes: Yes, there is surgery that can be done called carpal tunnel release surgery. However, it is usually reserved until after more conservative measures have failed. If you are interested in surgery, you would need to see an orthopedic surgeon to discuss the details. ...Read more

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Is surgery the answer for carpal tunnel syndrome ?

It can be: When the pain, numbness and tingling of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) can not be relieved with oral/injectable steroids, therapy and/or night splints, surgery is the only option. Open, mini-open and endoscopic techniques are available for treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required. ...Read more

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