Carpal tunnel release

Carpal Tunnel Release

Surgery:

Carpal Tunnel Release

Description:

A surgical procedure to relieve pressure exerted on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. The median nerve is pinched as it passes through the carpal tunnel. The buildup of scare tissue inside the carpal tunnel leads to this problem.

Alternatives:

Do Nothing; Medicines; Injections

Goals:

Relieve pain, Improve function

Hospital:

Outpatient

Therapy:

Home exercise program

Off Work:

Depends on job, approximately 1 - 2 weeks

Driving:

Driving can resume as soon as you feel comfortable or instructed by the doctor

Assistive devices:

In a brace up to 2 weeks

Pain Control:

Narcotic pain medicine

Swimming:

When instructed by the doctor

Medical Clearance:

We may request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery

Complications:

Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung Clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals.

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Orthopedics

Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.

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