Carpal Tunnel Treatment

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most baffling cases affecting people today. It is often attributed to extended periods of working with a computer and keeping your hand in a certain position. There are other reports that say it is because of lifting heavy weights that lead to wrist strain or pinching the median nerve.

There is little to no data out there to support what actually causes carpal tunnel syndrome.

But at Marina Plastic Surgery, our hand surgery specialist team can assure you that we have the knowledge, treatments and procedures needed to relieve your pain based on our success rate with past patients.

Overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome continues to baffle hand surgery specialists all over the world when it comes to what causes it and how to prevent it.

We have over the years treated several cases of carpal tunnel syndrome patients ranging from mild to severe and this has given us the knowledge needed to carry out successful treatments and operations.

The carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as the painful progressive condition caused by the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Symptoms range from numbness to tingling in the hand and wrist punctuated by a sharp and/or piercing pain.

Best Candidates

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Men and women with good general health and realistic expectations who are as close as possible to their ideal BMI based on age, height and other physical factors who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome.
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What to Expect

An initial consultation will be done to assess what you essentially need for functionality with a secondary assessment done for the aesthetic purpose of the operation.

Treatment is highly dependent on the degree of carpal tunnel syndrome you have. Methods used include: physical therapy, the use of oral or locally injected steroids, splints and surgery.

Any of the above-mentioned methods may be used or a combination of two or more to successfully treat your condition.

After Surgery / Recovery

As with all types of surgical procedures, caring for the areas where sutures were made is the highest priority. Following your hand surgery specialist’s instruction for the proper care of affected areas is highly advised.

Minimal pain management can be administered by hospital staff or by the patient. It can be oral or through intravenous methods.

Physical therapy will be introduced gradually for muscle strengthening and fortifying the areas operated on.

A splint may be used in the first few days after the operation if surgery is done.

Procedure Planner

Initial Meeting

45 – 60 minutes

Pre-op

30 – 45 minutes

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Procedure Time

up to 2 hours. Longer if additional procedures are done.

Recovery Time

4 – 6 weeks. Longer for people who do physical work

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Post-op Follow Up

1 week

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