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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the carpal tunnel surgery?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the carpal tunnel surgery?

Yes: Most surgeons will provide pain medication for post-operative discomfort. Take it easy on the hand for the first few weeks and your medication needs should be minimal. Good luck. ...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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What to do if i having carpal tunnel surgery, is it better to get both done at the same time?

What to do if i having carpal tunnel surgery, is it better to get both done at the same time?

No: To a degree this is a personal preference. However, i would strongly discourage having both hands done at the same time. It makes the initial recovery pretty difficult. ...Read more

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People always warn me not to get carpal tunnel surgery, cause someone they know got worse from it. Docs say effective, but i'm confused/nervous! why?

No confusion: If indicated have nerve ( median ) compression with correct diagnosis ( and tests ) will have excellent out come , is a low risk out patient surgery.. Speak to your own doctor if needed go for second opinion , not form lay people as you did . You do not know what purpose they had surgery and the indication for surgery for them. ...Read more

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Is it common after carpal tunnel surgery to get trigger finger?

Is it common after carpal tunnel surgery to get trigger finger?

Yes: There has been new research demonstrating an increased risk of trigger finger after carpal tunnel surgery. The release of the thick ligament which is causing compression on the nerve does alter the biomechanics of the tendons slightly which can increase the chances of developing trigger finger. This article was just published within the last few months. ...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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When can I go back to work after carpal tunnel surgery?

When can I go back to work after carpal tunnel surgery?

6 weeks: For most patients, they are able to gradually resume most normal activities around 6 weeks after surgery. Most do not require occupational therapy on the hand. However, ot can be helpful if the recovery is slow. The type of work being done influences when someone can return. The more strenuous the work the more time it takes. Your surgeon can help you make a plan as to when you can return. ...Read more

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What are the criteria for going ahead with carpal tunnel surgery?

What are the criteria for going ahead with carpal tunnel surgery?

Persistent symptoms: If you have persistent symptoms of numbness, weakness or pain with a diagnosis of CTS despite trying some conservative management including a splint, anti inflammatories, or steroids then you really should consider surgery. the success rate is very good at over 90%. Surgery will delay any further injury to the nerve which can even lead to permanent nerve damage if not managed appropriately. ...Read more

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I had Carpal Tunnel surgery in 2012 but now symptoms return. What is going on? Should I be concerned?

Recurrent carpal tun: All problems can recur if one resumes the activity which created the problem in the first place. You should be seen by an upper extremity specialist. Many times the diagnosis needs to be accurate. I.e. One may have compression of the nerves from the neck and or brachial plexus , which may also need to be treated. Be sure that conservative treatment is initiated first . Perhaps a second opinion . ...Read more

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Going to have endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. ....Any advice?

Going to have endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. ....Any advice?

Speak to surgeon: Understand the risks & benefits, make sure you understand the alternatives to surgery, get your questions even the ones you don't think are important answered before the surgery, make sure you provide a full medical history. Understand the post operative protocol http://jeffreywintmd.blogspot.com/2014/09/informed-patient-tutorial-carpal-tunnel.html here is a good start but ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more