Am I a candidate for carpal tunnel surgery?
Candidates for this procedure have already received a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome, and prior non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve their symptoms. To find out if you are a candidate for the procedure, we suggest you consult one of our qualified doctors.
How do I prepare for carpal tunnel surgery?
Carpal tunnel surgery requires similar preparations to other treatments, like avoiding smoking, and stopping eating and drinking 12 hours before the surgery starts. Your doctor might also ask you to stop taking certain medications.
Do I need open or endoscopic surgery?
The ideal technique for this kind of procedure is endoscopic surgery since it can result in faster healing and fewer scars, but some patients with more pronounced carpal tunnel symptoms might require open surgery because it gives the doctor more room to perform the procedure.
How do I care for my hand after the surgery?
Your doctor will place a bandage on your wrist that needs to stay there for 1 or 2 weeks, in addition to giving you a set of exercises that will help you recover your strength. You will also be instructed to place an ice pack on your hand 3 or 4 times per day and to avoid soaking your incision in water.