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What is involved in the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if i wait and can conservative treament work ., .

In brief: Carpal tunnel

Treatment for carpal tunnel can range from conservative to surgical.
Antiinflammatory medication, splints to start. Injections in the wrist. Nerve studies and at times surgery. Carpal tunnel release can be done open or endoscopic. A hand surgeon can help but the questions to ask are is there potential damage if i wait and can conservative treament work ., .
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Carpal tunnel rel

Surgery for carpal tunnel involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to make room for the median nerve.
It can be done through an incision at the base of the palm cutting the ligament from above (open), or from below (endoscopic). Risks are different, but results similar. Stitches removed 10-14 days post op. Return to most activities 6 weeks.

In brief: Carpal tunnel rel

Surgery for carpal tunnel involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to make room for the median nerve.
It can be done through an incision at the base of the palm cutting the ligament from above (open), or from below (endoscopic). Risks are different, but results similar. Stitches removed 10-14 days post op. Return to most activities 6 weeks.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Capal tunnel release

Surgery for carpal tunnel involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to make room for the median nerve.
It can be done through an incision at the base of the palm cutting the ligament from above (open), or from below (endoscopic). Risks are different, but results similar. Stitches removed 10-14 days post op. Return to most activities 6 weeks.

In brief: Capal tunnel release

Surgery for carpal tunnel involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to make room for the median nerve.
It can be done through an incision at the base of the palm cutting the ligament from above (open), or from below (endoscopic). Risks are different, but results similar. Stitches removed 10-14 days post op. Return to most activities 6 weeks.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Christopher Henley
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Cut a ligament

Carpal tunnel release surgery involves cutting a tight ligament on the palm side of your wrist, which relieves pressure on the median nerve.
Full recovery from surgery may take from two to six weeks. Surgery may be done with a camera and one or two small incisions, or with a larger single incision in the palm. A laser is not used.

In brief: Cut a ligament

Carpal tunnel release surgery involves cutting a tight ligament on the palm side of your wrist, which relieves pressure on the median nerve.
Full recovery from surgery may take from two to six weeks. Surgery may be done with a camera and one or two small incisions, or with a larger single incision in the palm. A laser is not used.
Dr. Christopher Henley
Dr. Christopher Henley
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Video carpal tunnel

Ill do one better here is a link to page with diagrams and a video http://www.
Handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.Html.

In brief: Video carpal tunnel

Ill do one better here is a link to page with diagrams and a video http://www.
Handctr.Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-q-a.Html.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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