Surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome

Surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome

Get rid of pain and stiffness

in your hands and fingers

and restore their mobility!

Do your wrists and fingers hurt, do you notice impaired sensitivity, tingling, stiffness, and swelling? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an increasingly widespread problem that is plaguing more and more people. That is also caused by an increasing number of people working with computers. It’s enough to make repetitive moves for days, and the troubles begin. But this is anything not serious, carpal tunnel syndrome surgery is a common procedure with which we have enough experience.

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What is a carpal tunnel syndrome?

At first, it would be best to explain what a carpal tunnel is. This is a narrow slit in the wrist through which there go nine tendons of the finger and the thumb movers and the nerve, which, when pushed, causes typical symptoms such as tingling, burning, trembling, pain and impaired mobility. The pains typically occur at night.

There are many causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. It appears after a wrist injury, tendonitis, hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, contraception) or during long-term monotonous work with the wrist.

There are also several methods of treatment. At early stages, resting periods and application of corticoids may be sufficient. However, for fully developed illness, there is no other solution than surgery.

Whom will Carpal Tunnel Syndrome surgery help?

If you feel the first typical symptoms, you have limited movement of fingers and observe unusual feeling in wrists, have it examined by a neurologist.

He will exclude or prove the syndrome’s occurrence on the basis of special examinations and recommends you to go to a facility that performs the procedure.

The sooner the syndrome is detected, the easier it will be to cure it, not only for the surgeon but also for you. In more severe cases, a longer recovery time is possible and the finger function may not be fully restored.

Whom do we not let to undergo the surgery?

Skin diseases in the area may be contraindications to the performance of carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. The age is not a limit, in good health, it may be undergone at the age of ninety.

For pregnant and breastfeeding women, it is necessary to wait with surgery; for smokers, we strongly recommend that you stop smoking for at least several weeks. Smokers have a worse healing process and because safety and customer satisfaction are in the first place, we want to eliminate all the risks.

Do you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome? Do you want to get rid of pain in your hands? Visit us for a free consultation with our specialist.

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What is the preoperative preparation like??

First, there will be a consultation with our physician. He specifies how the surgery will be performed and explains what you can expect after it. It is important to prepare the patient for the possibility of long-term recovery, which may, in some cases, be extended to take months.

The procedure is performed in local anesthesia, therefore a basic preoperative examination will be required. It is also necessary to stop using blood thinning medications containing acetylsalicylic acid and enzyme preparations. Smoking has already been discussed, stop smoking for at least a few weeks before surgery.

What happens during the surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome?

The purpose of carpal tunnel syndrome surgery is to release the cramped nerve. The carpal ligament is cut, the tunnel changes into a groove with plenty of space for all the structures in it. It is small, about 2.5 cm long, in most cases it heals well and the scar is almost invisible.

The procedure is simple, it takes about half an hour with an experienced surgeon, the patient may then go straight home. It is, however, necessary to follow certain post-operative recommendations.

Can any complications occur?

Among the transient complications following the carpal tunnel syndrome surgery are swelling, bruising and pain. These will all disappear with time. Exceptionally, there are wound infections, bleeding, allergic reactions to disinfection and similar. But they all have their solution. When they occur, it is important that the patient informs us so we can help them deal with them.

What is the recovery like?

The carpal tunnel syndrome surgery has a very specific recovery period. But certainly do not count on your fingers be fully restored right after surgery and that nothing will hurt you.

The length of recovery depends on the level of nerve damage, sometimes patients wait a few days, weeks, other times for the sensitivity to return takes even longer than a year. In severe cases, the sensitivity does not have to reach the original levels from before the disease. We will do everything we can to make it work, but we also need you to work with us. Postoperative care matters a lot.

For the first few days keep the hand dry and clean, for a few weeks, you will have a plaster. Stitches remain inside for about 14 days and after the wound heals there is rehabilitation. We recommend pressure massage of the scar that will assist the healing process. Rub the scar with a fatty lotion.

Inability to work may last variously long. It depends a lot on where you work. Do not stress your hand, do not carry a heavy bag, avoid it from being strained. We recommend that you schedule the procedure in a way that you can then keep it resting.

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