Private Carpal Tunnel Surgery

CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE


A surgical operation to relieve pain, numbness and tingling in your arm, hand and fingers caused by carpal tunnel syndrome

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What is a carpal tunnel release?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where there's pressure on the nerve that controls sensation and movement in your wrist and hand. This nerve runs through the carpal tunnel in your hand.

Carpel tunnel surgery to release the pressure on the nerve is recommended when other treatments have failed to give relief.

Need to know

Carpal tunnel release is usually done under local anaesthetic. This numbs your wrist and hand and will block pain in the area. Your surgeon will make a small cut on your wrist or palm. They'll then cut the ligament in your carpal tunnel. This will reduce pressure on your nerve and make space in your carpal tunnel. Your surgeon will then stitch up the cut in your hand.

Your consultant will explain the procedure and how to prepare. They'll also answer any questions you may have. You won't need to stay overnight and can go home after your surgery.

You should arrange to have someone take you home as you won't be able to drive. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you.

You may initially have some pain, swelling and stiffness, but you can use your hand and do light activities from the day of your surgery. It can take around three months to fully recover.

You might need to have some hand therapy to help strengthen your wrist. You may be able to return to work around two weeks after your surgery. This depends on the type of job you have. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine.

Hospital stay and procedure

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Mr Marco Sinisi

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Mr Omar Haddo

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Mr Aditya Prinja

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Mr Jagwant Singh

Mr Jagwant Singh

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