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What are some complications of carpal tunnel surgery?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hopefully nothing
This is fairly routine, superficial surgery and complications are rare.
It is theoretically possible to cause damage to surrounding nerves or blood vessels in addition to usual risks (infection, poor wound healing, etc), but these are rare.

In brief: Hopefully nothing
This is fairly routine, superficial surgery and complications are rare.
It is theoretically possible to cause damage to surrounding nerves or blood vessels in addition to usual risks (infection, poor wound healing, etc), but these are rare.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
In brief: Not common
The success rate for carpal tunnel release to treat cts is very high.
However, complications can occur. The most common complications are wound healing issues, infection, delayed bleeding , and nerve injury.

In brief: Not common
The success rate for carpal tunnel release to treat cts is very high.
However, complications can occur. The most common complications are wound healing issues, infection, delayed bleeding , and nerve injury.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Many but not common
Infection, bleeding, scarring, pain, numbness, tendon injury, muscle atrophy, nerve injury, wound separation, incomplete release and more.

In brief: Many but not common
Infection, bleeding, scarring, pain, numbness, tendon injury, muscle atrophy, nerve injury, wound separation, incomplete release and more.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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