The analysis of what has gone wrong when carpal tunnel surgery has not worked is often challenging, especially so if you did not meet the patient before surgery. My usual strategy is as follows. Was it CTS to begin with? Try to obtain a retrospective history of what the symptoms used to be like before surgical interference.
Physical therapy in carpal tunnel syndrome
Aaron Daluiski, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Pediatrics | HSS
Di Caprio , M. Scioli , P. Ziccardi, B. Lanzillo , R. Nucciotti, A.
The Link Between Hypothyroidism and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Metrics details. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve compression disorder which affects hand sensation and function. Carpal tunnel release surgery CTR is frequently performed to alleviate these symptoms. For many CTR patients, surgery occurs during their working lifetime, but there is currently no evidence-based guidance to inform clinicians or patients when it might be safe to return to different types of work afterwards. The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the return to work experiences of patients who had recently undergone CTR.
Carpal tunnel surgery , also called carpal tunnel release CTR and carpal tunnel decompression surgery , is a surgery in which the transverse carpal ligament is divided. It is a surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome CTS and recommended when there is constant not just intermittent numbness, muscle weakness, or atrophy, and when night-splinting no longer controls intermittent symptoms of pain in the carpal tunnel. The procedure is used as a treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons AAOS treatment guidelines, early surgery is an option when there is clinical evidence of median nerve denervation or the patient elects to proceed directly to surgical treatment.