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What happens in carpel tunnel syndrome that goes untreated for many years?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nerve damage

Increased risk of permanent damage to the median nerve.
Most do well with surgery.

In brief: Nerve damage

Increased risk of permanent damage to the median nerve.
Most do well with surgery.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Nerve damage

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is due to compression of the median nerve, inside the carpal tunnel.
Mild compression causes numbness and tingling in the fingers. As the compression increases, it becomes painful. Long-term compression leads to permanent nerve damage with loss of muscle around the thumb and loss of sensation in the fingers. This severly decreases hand function. See a hand surgeon.

In brief: Nerve damage

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is due to compression of the median nerve, inside the carpal tunnel.
Mild compression causes numbness and tingling in the fingers. As the compression increases, it becomes painful. Long-term compression leads to permanent nerve damage with loss of muscle around the thumb and loss of sensation in the fingers. This severly decreases hand function. See a hand surgeon.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Nerve death

if CTS is untreated the nerve fibers start dying and even if surgery is performed they do not return to life and the numbness does not improve after surgery

In brief: Nerve death

if CTS is untreated the nerve fibers start dying and even if surgery is performed they do not return to life and the numbness does not improve after surgery
Dr. Teddy Atik
Dr. Teddy Atik
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