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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 Hyderabad.

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Overview

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery Incision
  • Incision in open carpal tunnel release surgery is about 2 inches.
  • In endoscopic carpal tunnel release ,the doctor makes two incisions of half-inch each.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Management
  • Wearing a wrist splint to put it in a neutral position
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Local steroid injections
  • Anti inflammatory medications
  • Surgery
Restrictions after Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Avoid lifting things heavier than 0.5 to 1 kg and overusing your hand for about 2 weeks.
  • Avoid doing repeated arm or hand movements and activities like typing or using a computer, or chopping food.
  • Avoid activities that cause vibration in the hand.
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Treatment

Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

An orthopedic specialist can diagnose 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, an orthopedic doctor performs a surgery called Carpal Tunnel Release 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. During the surgery, the orthopedic surgeon makes 1 or 2 small incisions, about ½ inch each, in the palm or wrist area. These small incisions will result in very small scars, which in most cases are unnoticeable.

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 doctor 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. 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.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Ashish Taneja

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics

17 Years Experience

"The prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is 2.7% to 5.8% in general population. In Inida alone, there are several people suffering from Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and most of them kleep delaying their treatment because of some misconceptions. But the truth is, most of the cases can be treated with the help of medications, surgery and physiotherapy. But, since patients do not approach us on time, the delay severs the condition and makes difficulty to treat. See, the symptoms usually begin through an abnormal pain or swelling around your wrist. If you are experiencing any, do not wait for it to get worse/ self diagnose. See a specialist as soon as possible., because they are the one who can really treat or cure your condition."

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Pristyn Care is COVID-19 safe

Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Medical Expertise With Technology

Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is carpal tunnel surgery covered by insurance?

Most health insurance companies cover the cost of carpal tunnel release surgery and provide up to full coverage. We have a dedicated team for hassle-free insurance approvals of our patients. You can also avail our No-Cost EMI Option in case you need assistance with finances for the surgery.

What is the cost of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery in Hyderabad?

There are several factors that can influence the cost of your carpal tunnel release surgery, including, general fee of the surgeon performing the surgery, the type of anesthesia administered and if the city where the surgery is being performed. You can get in touch with our team to get an estimated cost of carpal tunnel surgery in Hyderabad.

  • Minimum cost of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery in Hyderabad- INR 40,000
  • Maximum cost of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery in Hyderabad- INR 60,000
Can carpal tunnel syndrome come back after surgery?

Carpal tunnel release surgery “releases” the transverse carpal ligament that crosses the wrist, resolving the problem in the majority of cases. The recurrence rate of carpal tunnel syndrome after surgery is less than 5%.

What are the results of carpal tunnel surgery?

Carpal tunnel release surgery is highly effective in resolving issues of pain and numbness in the wrist and finger caused by the syndrome. The sensation of pain and tingling disappears a few days after the surgery. However, it takes up to three months to restore the functions of the hand.

What happens if you delay your carpal tunnel surgery?

If your orthopedic surgeon has suggested carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, you should not delay the procedure and get it right away as delaying the surgery may result in increased complications and may also worsen the condition. Getting surgery in time can restore maximum hand functioning as it was before you developed the condition. Make an appointment with Pristyn Care’s expert carpal tunnel syndrome doctor in Hyderabad to undergo minimally invasive carpal tunnel release surgery in Hyderabad.

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.

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 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 post-operative instructions are given by surgeons after carpal tunnel surgery?

After carpal tunnel surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will tell you what to expect and what you can do and cannot do. General post-operative guidelines after carpal tunnel release surgery include-

  • Elevate your hand above heart level, this helps reduce swelling.
  • Your hand should get rest
  • Wear a splint, if necessary or advised by the surgeon
  • Use ice packs at the surgical site to reduce swelling.
  • Keep the surgical site clean and dry and cover it properly to keep it dry when bathing.
  • Avoid pitting a lot of strain on your hand for a few days
  • Go for physiotherapy to restore wrist strength.
  • Eat a healthy diet and avoid smoking to promote healing.

Most patients do not suffer any side effects or complications following a carpal tunnel release surgery. But, as with any surgery, complications such as continued pain, infection, scarring, weakness, loss of sensation in hand or stiffness in the hand and wrist, can arise. To minimise the risk of complications, it is advised to follow your surgeon’s tips for postoperative care and management.

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.

Schedule your appointment for carpal tunnel treatment in Hyderabad

At Pristyn Care, we have the best orthopedic specialists for carpal tunnel syndrome treatment in Hyderabad who are trained and certified in the diagnosis and treatment of various joint problems. Call us today or fill the “Book Appointment form” present alongside. You can also book an online consultation with the doctor from anywhere you are. We mostly try to provide same-day appointments for most patients. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you live a healthy life once again.

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