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What are the long term effects of carpal tunnel surgery?

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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually none

Carpal tunnel surgery is often a very effective and safe procedure especially when performed by highly experienced hand surgeons.
There is always the risk of an incomplete release or recurrent symptoms due to scar tissue and other issues. These risks can be minimized by using certain precautions and techniques. Most patients resume their work activity without difficulty.

In brief: Usually none

Carpal tunnel surgery is often a very effective and safe procedure especially when performed by highly experienced hand surgeons.
There is always the risk of an incomplete release or recurrent symptoms due to scar tissue and other issues. These risks can be minimized by using certain precautions and techniques. Most patients resume their work activity without difficulty.
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

Surgery for cts is generally very successful.
There are generally no long term restrictions or long term effects.

In brief: None

Surgery for cts is generally very successful.
There are generally no long term restrictions or long term effects.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hopefully relief

Cts surgery is very successful and most people will get back to all their normal activities.

In brief: Hopefully relief

Cts surgery is very successful and most people will get back to all their normal activities.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Minimal

Carpal tunnel surgery, which is basically decompression of the median nerve at the wrist, if done properly is highly effective and has minimal long term downside.
In fact, there is minimal short term downside. Most patients can start to use the hand shortly after surgery.

In brief: Minimal

Carpal tunnel surgery, which is basically decompression of the median nerve at the wrist, if done properly is highly effective and has minimal long term downside.
In fact, there is minimal short term downside. Most patients can start to use the hand shortly after surgery.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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