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I have severe carpal tunnel with severe base of thumb pain. Was supposed to have surgery 3 yr ago. Now hand numb 50% of time. Will this be permanent ?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

You appear to have two separate problems.
First is the carpal tunnel syndrome. The longer you allow the nerve to be compressed the greater the potential of axonal injury and less potential for full recovery. With surgery you will see improvement but may not have full recovery. Pain at base of thumb most likely 1st metacarpal carpal joint arthritis. Seek care.

In brief: Possibly

You appear to have two separate problems.
First is the carpal tunnel syndrome. The longer you allow the nerve to be compressed the greater the potential of axonal injury and less potential for full recovery. With surgery you will see improvement but may not have full recovery. Pain at base of thumb most likely 1st metacarpal carpal joint arthritis. Seek care.
Dr. Steven Brown
Dr. Steven Brown
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Possibly

The longer you go with major symptoms, the less likely surgery will resolve the issue.
The one guarantee is that surgery will prevent the symptoms from getting worse and that surgery will still likely lead to at least some improvement..

In brief: Possibly

The longer you go with major symptoms, the less likely surgery will resolve the issue.
The one guarantee is that surgery will prevent the symptoms from getting worse and that surgery will still likely lead to at least some improvement..
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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