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Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Here is video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hty1vyrxg.
Any operation has common and uncommon risks and benefits.

In brief: Here is video

www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hty1vyrxg.
Any operation has common and uncommon risks and benefits.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery

All surgeries are associated with risks.
If there is an indication for it, it means that the benefits are outweight by risks. In the hand a professional the risks are minimall while the benefits are obvious.So is surgery risky? Yes, all the time. Is it worth it? Yes if needed. Discuss with your doctor in details the risks.He is your best resource.Hope it helps.

In brief: Surgery

All surgeries are associated with risks.
If there is an indication for it, it means that the benefits are outweight by risks. In the hand a professional the risks are minimall while the benefits are obvious.So is surgery risky? Yes, all the time. Is it worth it? Yes if needed. Discuss with your doctor in details the risks.He is your best resource.Hope it helps.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Risk vs Benefit

The answer to your one-sided question is yes.
There are risks to everything we do, even crossing the street, but if we never cross the street, we can't accomplish much. The questions to ask your doctor are, what happens if we don't do the surgery? What are the benefits, and chances of improvement if the surgery is performed? What are the risks and how often do they occur? Be fully informed.

In brief: Risk vs Benefit

The answer to your one-sided question is yes.
There are risks to everything we do, even crossing the street, but if we never cross the street, we can't accomplish much. The questions to ask your doctor are, what happens if we don't do the surgery? What are the benefits, and chances of improvement if the surgery is performed? What are the risks and how often do they occur? Be fully informed.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Agree with dr dezaliu, that any surgery has risks.
However, carpal tunnel release can provide outstanding benefits of decreased pain, numbness, and tingling with potential for improved funciton. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Agree with dr dezaliu, that any surgery has risks.
However, carpal tunnel release can provide outstanding benefits of decreased pain, numbness, and tingling with potential for improved funciton. Check with your orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology

In brief: Anesthesia

From an anesthesia perspective, it is pretty safe.
Options range from local only to general anesthesia. Surgery is short with minimal blood loss. As for risks like nerve damage, you'll have to ask your surgeon.

In brief: Anesthesia

From an anesthesia perspective, it is pretty safe.
Options range from local only to general anesthesia. Surgery is short with minimal blood loss. As for risks like nerve damage, you'll have to ask your surgeon.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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