Surgeries:

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. It presents with intermittent tingling, numbness and or pain in the fingers and forearm typically worse with wrist flexion or waking the patient in the night. Once symptoms become frequent surgery is the most effective way or relieving them.

Nerve conduction studies are performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Surgery involves an operation under sedation and local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. A small incision is made in the life line crease of the palm and the median nerve is identified, protected and freed up from the forearm to the palm. Risks include infection, haematoma, nerve injury, tender scar and incomplete relief of symptoms if the nerve has been compressed for a long time. Surgery is done as a day surgery and the patient reviewed in 2 weeks.

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common condition due to compression of the median nerve at the wrist. It presents with intermittent tingling, numbness and or pain in the fingers and forearm typically worse with wrist flexion or waking the patient in the night. Once symptoms become frequent surgery is the most effective way or relieving them.

Nerve conduction studies are performed to confirm the diagnosis.

Surgery involves an operation under sedation and local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia. A small incision is made in the life line crease of the palm and the median nerve is identified, protected and freed up from the forearm to the palm. Risks include infection, haematoma, nerve injury, tender scar and incomplete relief of symptoms if the nerve has been compressed for a long time. Surgery is done as a day surgery and the patient reviewed in 2 weeks.