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I had carpal tunnel surgery. Is it possible to get carpal tunnel again in the same hand?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome is not particularly common, but the condition can return, usually after many years.

In brief: Yes

Yes, recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome is not particularly common, but the condition can return, usually after many years.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Rarely

It is not common to develop recurrent cts after surgery.
It does happen rarely. One exception is dialysis patients. These patients do develop recurrent cts more frequently.

In brief: Rarely

It is not common to develop recurrent cts after surgery.
It does happen rarely. One exception is dialysis patients. These patients do develop recurrent cts more frequently.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: It is a rare thing

Often recurrence years later is confused for some that never got fully better due to advanced disease or intrinsic nerve issues or other pains and aches such as arthritis or just a little nerve irriation form another source with overlapping nerve anatomy.
But it can happen althoug when ive sen this it is usually in the high demand hand , tough hard jobs, not office workers or sedentary ones.

In brief: It is a rare thing

Often recurrence years later is confused for some that never got fully better due to advanced disease or intrinsic nerve issues or other pains and aches such as arthritis or just a little nerve irriation form another source with overlapping nerve anatomy.
But it can happen althoug when ive sen this it is usually in the high demand hand , tough hard jobs, not office workers or sedentary ones.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Randy Hauck
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Yes

Unlikely however. Most problems that occur after carpal tunnel surgery are due to another problem. If you have the same symptoms as before surgery, i.
e. Numbness, then you may be developing it again but this is very unusual. If the numbness never went away after the surgery, you may have had an incomplete release. Go back to your surgeon and explain what is going on.

In brief: Yes

Unlikely however. Most problems that occur after carpal tunnel surgery are due to another problem. If you have the same symptoms as before surgery, i.
e. Numbness, then you may be developing it again but this is very unusual. If the numbness never went away after the surgery, you may have had an incomplete release. Go back to your surgeon and explain what is going on.
Dr. Randy Hauck
Dr. Randy Hauck
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

You may have to also give up inciting activity.
Can also be from different cause.

In brief: Yes

You may have to also give up inciting activity.
Can also be from different cause.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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