How many doctors will be in the operation room for a carpal tunnel surgery?

One or two or three. Usually surgery is performed by one surgeon without an assistant except in training programs where a resident or fellow may be present. Depending on the method of anesthesia a doctor to provide anesthesia may also be present as the surgery can be done with local anesthesia alone, with sedation administered by the surgeon or by an anesthesiologist or under general anesthesia by an anesthesiologist.
Usually one. A carpal tunnel release is a pretty straightforward procedure, so one surgeon is the norm. If your surgeon is part of an academic institution, it is possible that a resident or medical student may be present.
Two. Typically the surgeon and the anesthesiologist to monitor the patient and to ensure that they are comfortable.

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I had carpal tunnel surgery. Still in a lot of pain but scared to ask doctor for more meds. He gave me 40. 1, 4 times a day and ill run out on day 10.

Carpal tunnel. If you are in true pain, you should talk to him and let him know that. It may be that he may suggest some other ways of treating your pain than taking narcotic pain killers. He may decide to continue pain medication for a little while knowing your problem in hopes it will improve. Read more...
Carpal tunnel surger. Is typically not painful. Most patients use meds for a day or two and some no narcotic pain meds at all. Still all are different. I advise many to consider tapering pain meds to oral antiinflammatories or tylenol (acetaminophen) within a day or two, as long as it is somethion that they feel safe with. Best to contact your own doctor but the needs that one has now typically are much different 10 days later. Read more...

I had carpal tunnel surgery in September. Then trigger finger rite after. Now have a hard spot at carpal tunnel sight. Doc says scar tissue don't thinkso?

Carpal tunnel. Ask to work with an occupational therapist. They have multiple ways of regainingmotion of fingers and hand as well as reducing scar formation which sometimes can be quite pronounced. Read more...

What is endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery?

CTS Surgery. The endoscopic surgery is performed by a orthopedic surgeon who makes very small incisions in the wrist area and then use them to decompress the median nerve which is involved in cts. The down time is substantially less with this surgery. Read more...
See below. This is where , depending on the technique, you make one or two small incisions on the hand in order to place a camera system into the carpal canal. Then there is a cutting system to release the carpal tunnel and decompress the median nerve. Read more...
Limited incissure . It uses a small camera and either 1 or 2 small incisions to help release the transverse carpal ligament and provide relief of pressure to the carpal tunnel. Read more...
Camera + knife. Both endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release surgery involves releasing of the transverse carpal ligament. With endoscopic carpal tunnel release, a camera is placed inside the carpal tunnel. Once inside the camera is used to visualize the transverse carpal tunnel ligament. The knife within the camera is deployed and the ligament is incisised. Read more...
The Last resort. Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain. She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture! Read more...
Hera a podcast. That i narrated some time ago that shows the surgery and there are other links. http://handsurgerypodcast.podbean.com/mobile/2012/09/13/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-surgery-dr-wint-narrates/. Read more...
Minimally invasive. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional "open" carpal tunnel surgery. My patients tend to have a faster, less painful recovery and a smaller, less noticeable scar with this type of procedure. Read more...
No real advantage. Studies show no advantage of endoscopic release versus limited incision open procedures. In fact many studies show higher complication rate, return to work time is not improved based on these studies. Recovery time is equivalent, scar may be less in some physicians hands but not uniformly. Discuss this with your surgeon. Read more...
Minimally invasive. Endoscopy refers to the use of small cameras placed inside your body to perform the procedure. for example, endoscopic carpal tunnel site the transverse carpal ligament using a small camera and a special blade through 1-2 small incisions rather than a large incision placed in your palm. The recovery is typically quicker but should be performed by an experienced surgeon to minimize risks. Read more...

How does carpal tunnel surgery affect the nervous system?

Improves CTS. Cts is caused by compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Carpal tunnel surgery removes the pressure on the median nerve and in most cases improves the pain, numbness, and tingling associated with cts. Read more...
Relieves pressure. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Thus should relieve pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy due to compromise of the nerve. Read more...