Am I a candidate for carpal tunnel surgery?
Candidates for this surgery have previously been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and other forms of non-surgical treatment have proven ineffective in reducing their symptoms. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.
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?
Endoscopic surgery is the preferred method for this procedure, as it can lead to shorter recovery times and smaller scars, however, some patients with more noticeable carpal tunnel symptoms will require open surgery, this method gives the surgeon more space to work in.
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.