Gregory O'Toole - Hand Doctor, London
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve at the level of the wrist. Release of the nerve is a simple procedure, carried out under a local anaesthetic. Compression of other nerves at the wrist or around the elbow region while rarer can cause similar symptoms to carpal tunnel syndrome so diagnosis and treatment by an expert is essential.
Relief from the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is rapid after the surgery. Stitches are removed on review at one week. The small scar heals quickly and return to full hand activity is normal after a matter of weeks.
Hand Therapy after surgery is important. It allows for the results of surgery to be maintained and uncomplicated by scar tissue. Hand therapy is available at the hospitals and clinics where this surgery is offered.