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Carpal tunel : can nerve damage repair itself?

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Dr. Mark Khorsandi
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

98% of patients will get improvement in sensation and most complete recovery.
It could take up to 3-4 months, so be patient. It also depends on how much damage you have going into the surgery (based on emg/ncv test). Permanent and irreversible nerve damage can also occur for many reasons without decompression of the nerve.

In brief: Yes

98% of patients will get improvement in sensation and most complete recovery.
It could take up to 3-4 months, so be patient. It also depends on how much damage you have going into the surgery (based on emg/ncv test). Permanent and irreversible nerve damage can also occur for many reasons without decompression of the nerve.
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Severe carpal tunnel syndrome can cause abnormal nerve function and can sometimes be confused with nerve damage.
The more severe the carpal tunnel syndrome, the longer the nerve may take to fully recover after surgery. The risk of permanent damage does increase with the severity of the condition, however some supplements can help. http://fitzhand.com/leading-edge-care/neurogen/.

In brief: Depends

Severe carpal tunnel syndrome can cause abnormal nerve function and can sometimes be confused with nerve damage.
The more severe the carpal tunnel syndrome, the longer the nerve may take to fully recover after surgery. The risk of permanent damage does increase with the severity of the condition, however some supplements can help. http://fitzhand.com/leading-edge-care/neurogen/.
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
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