Carpal tunnel syndrome surgery

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During the surgical procedure to treat the carpal tunnel syndrome, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and restores its proper function.

Benefits:

  • significant reduction or complete elimination of pain in the fingers,
  • significant reduction or complete elimination of numbing in the fingers,
  • protecting the median nerve from progressive damage.

Indications and contraindications

  Indications:
  • pain, also at night,
  • numbing, also at night,
  • weakness of hand muscles.
  Contraindications:
  • neoplasm,
  • neurological deficits, muscle insufficiency,
  • other general medical conditions.

Eligibility for the procedure:

The decision on your surgery is taken during a pre-operative visit when a doctor assesses your eligibility, orders necessary tests and evaluates your general wellbeing. If there are no contraindications, the date of the procedure is set.

Before the procedure:

  • Two weeks before the procedure you should have the following tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • If you have any non-orthopaedic conditions, please provide a certificate from a relevant specialist that there are no contraindications for the procedure.
  • Seven days before the surgery you should discontinue anticoagulants, such as Acenocumarol or Sintron.
  • You should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.

Procedure:

  • The most frequent form of anaesthesia is local anaesthesia.
  • The procedure lasts for about 20 minutes.

After the procedure:

  • You will stay in hospital for 4 to 6 hours.

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