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How many kinds of carpal tunnel surgeries are there?

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Two main ones

There are two main kinds of surgery for cts.
Both involve cutting the carpal ligament. The first is the traditional open procedure. The second uses a scope. The scope procedure has less time away from doing activities including work but it has a higher risk of problems.

In brief: Two main ones

There are two main kinds of surgery for cts.
Both involve cutting the carpal ligament. The first is the traditional open procedure. The second uses a scope. The scope procedure has less time away from doing activities including work but it has a higher risk of problems.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery

In brief: Two

Open and endoscopic.
Open surgery involves a 4 CM incision at the center of your palm while the endoscopic surgery involves two1 CM small incisions (at palm and mid-palm). The endoscopic surgery has a faster recovery period while the open surgery has a lower risk profile. Ask your surgeon for more details but both surgeries (if done by someone who is comfortable with that option) are low risk.

In brief: Two

Open and endoscopic.
Open surgery involves a 4 CM incision at the center of your palm while the endoscopic surgery involves two1 CM small incisions (at palm and mid-palm). The endoscopic surgery has a faster recovery period while the open surgery has a lower risk profile. Ask your surgeon for more details but both surgeries (if done by someone who is comfortable with that option) are low risk.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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