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What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median nerve compression, is a condition which affects the hand. The median nerve is located on the palm side of your hand which is also known as the carpal tunnel. The median nerve is responsible for providing sensation to the thumb, the index finger, and parts of the ring finger. The nerve is responsible for the muscle going to the thumb. Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually accompanied by sensations of pain, tingling, burning or swelling in the palm of the hands and may extend to the first three fingers of the hand and the thumb.

If you have signs of carpal tunnel syndrome, better not avoid the condition and visit an expert orthopedic doctor for carpal tunnel treatment in Ghaziabad.

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    Dr. Kamal Bachani (3uCOy0grwa)

    Dr. Kamal Bachani

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    MBBS, MS (Ortho), DNB
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    17 + Years

    Delhi

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    Dr. Anil Kaler

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    Delhi

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  • Types of Carpal Tunnel Surgery

    Surgery TypeRecovery DaysHospital DaysAge Group
    Open Carpal Tunnel Release2 - 6 Weeks1 dayAny age
    Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release1-3 Weeks1 dayAny age

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    Treatment of Carpal Tunnel S

    Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    A doctor can diagnose a carpal tunnel syndrome by doing a physical examination and tests called nerve conduction studies. The physical examination may include a thorough evaluation of your hand, shoulder, wrist, neck or any other parts that can cause pressure in the nerve. The doctor may also check if there is any tenderness or swelling in the wrist. The doctor may further check the sensation of the fingers and the strength of the muscles in your hand.

    Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

    To relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, the doctor conducts a surgery called Carpal Tunnel Release surgery. During a carpal tunnel release or surgery, the surgeon cuts through the ligament that is pressing down on the carpal tunnel. This makes more room for the median nerve and tendons passing through the tunnel, and usually improves pain and function.

    Why choose Pristyn Care?

    Best Healthcare Provider for Carpal Tunnel Treatment

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    Hassle-free treatment journey

    We provide hassle-free treatment to all patients for carpal tunnel surgery with a convenient and comfortable treatment journey.

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    US FDA-approved treatments

    We avail all patients with advanced state-of-the-art treatments for carpal tunnel release surgery for successful treatment and long-term recovery.

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    Expert and experienced orthopedic specialists

    We have a team of expert and experienced orthopedic surgeons and doctors with over 8 years of experience treating advanced orthopedic issues like carpal tunnel syndrome.

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    Minimal chances of complications

    We take care of all aspects of the patient’s treatment journey to ensure minimal chances of complications at any point during the treatment.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause weakness, tingling, or numbness in the hand. On the other hand, arthritis can also cause pain and make it difficult to grasp things, but for completely different reasons.

    Is homeopathic medicine for carpal tunnel syndrome effective?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive condition that needs medical treatment based on the severity of the condition, backed by a detailed diagnosis. Homeopathic medicine for carpal tunnel syndrome can provide temporary relief from the symptoms but that typically lasts until the medication is continued. Clinical trials and research do not support the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine for carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Is ayurvedic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome effective?

    As discussed previously, CTS being a progressive condition requires prompt treatment, based on how severe the condition and symptoms are. Patients with mild symptoms can find short-term relief from ayurvedic treatment for CTS. However, patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome need a more medically advanced treatment approach, which may include use of steroid injections, wearing a wrist brace, or surgery (when no other treatment can help).

    How long is the carpal tunnel surgery incision?

    Open surgery for CTS requires a long incision of 2 inches. However, endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery, which is a less invasive technique to release pressure off the median vein requires two small incisions of about ½ an inch each.

    How much does carpal tunnel syndrome treatment cost?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome treatment cost will widely vary, depending on the severity of the conditions and the treatment chosen. Nonsurgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome which mainly includes medications, wearing splits, wearing a wrist brace, physiotherapy are usually not very expensive. Surgery, if recommended, can cost from Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 70,000 depending on the type of surgery, physiotherapy, medications and the general expenses of the hospital and surgeon.

    Where would I feel carpal tunnel pain?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the hand and wrist. Carpal tunnel pain is usually felt worse in the thumb, index and middle fingers. Severe CTS can cause pain in the whole hand. The patient may also have pain running up the arm to the shoulder and neck. In some cases, CTS can affect both hands, which can cause symptoms and pain in both the hands.

    What is a carpal tunnel?

    The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist and hand that protects the median nerve and other tendons. Carpal tunnel is often the source of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which is caused by repetitive strain injury. The carpal tunnel contains the median nerve and tendons of the flexor digitorum profundus, flexor digitorum superficialis, and flexor pollicis longus. Injury to the carpal tunnel can cause pain, tingling, and weakness in the wrist and hand and may limit or reduce the functional use of the upper extremity.

    What are the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve. Pregnant women and people with conditions like diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, underactive thyroid, and certain forms of amyloidosis are at increased risk of developing CTS.

    People who indulge in repetitive forceful movements involving the wrist and people who use computer keyboards with improper positioning of the hand are also at a risk of CTS. Prolonged exposure to vibrations (such as by using some power tools) is also believed to cause carpal tunnel syndrome. However, in some cases, the cause of CTS cannot be determined.

    When can I drive after carpal tunnel surgery?

    Driving is not recommended for about 1 to 2 weeks after carpal tunnel surgery.

    What is the goal of carpal tunnel surgery?

    To relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, an orthopedic doctor performs a surgery. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to reduce pain, swelling and pressure on the median nerve. This surgery is performed in a hospital operating room under the influence of general or local anaesthesia on an outpatient basis.

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    Last Updated : February 13, 2024

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery

    The surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is known as carpal tunnel release. A carpal tunnel release surgery can be performed under two different techniques. Both aim at relieving the pressure on the median nerve by increasing the size of the carpal tunnel, by severing the ligament that forms the roof of the tunnel. The two techniques of carpal tunnel release surgery are:

    • Open carpal tunnel release surgery: A small incision is made in the palm of your hand to view the inside of the wrist. During the procedure, your doctor will cut the transverse carpal ligament to increase the size of the tunnel and relieve the pressure on the median nerve.
    • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery involves a smaller insertion and uses a miniature camera to see the inside of the hand and wrist. A special instrument is used to sever a part of the carpal ligament which reduces the pressure on the median nerve.

    Carpal Tunnel Surgery- Endoscopic vs Open Surgery

    • Incision size- Size of open carpal tunnel surgery incision is usually 3 to 4 cm.
    • Endoscopic carpal tunnel incision size is approximately 1 cm, which is much smaller.
    • Blood loss- Due to the smaller incisions, there is minimal blood loss in case of endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
    • Recovery Period- Recovery period after endoscopic carpal tunnel release is much smaller as compared to open surgery.
    • Risks and complications- Risk of infection, complications, hand pain and scar tenderness is higher following an open surgery as compared to endoscopic surgery.

    How is endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery performed?

    Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery is performed in the hospital under the influence of anesthesia. An endoscope is inserted through one incision. The endoscope has a camera on its end, which allows the doctor to look for any pathology or anomaly. The endoscope presents an image on the television screen that allows the surgeon to see the inside of the hand or wrist directly.

    The orthopedic surgeon may insert surgical instruments through the second incision to cut the transverse carpal ligament and thus releasing the pressure on the median nerve by expanding the carpal tunnel. After the ligament is cut, the incisions are closed by dissolvable sutures. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery is much less traumatic to the joint, muscles ligaments, and tissues than the conventional carpal tunnel surgery that is performed with long incisions.

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