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Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)  is a common condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist.

Occasionally it can be made worse by the nerve also being trapped in the necjk region

 

This causes pain numbness and sometimes clumsiness of the hand.

 

Options for treatment includes splinting, steroid injections or surgical release.

 

Normally nerve conduction studies are performed to  help obtain more information before release.

 

Endoscopic or open release can be performed normally under local anaesthetic.

 

Open release allows full visualisation of the nerve and synovectomy to be performed.  

Endo scopic release has higher rates of nerve injury but possibly a slightly quicker retturn of grip.

 

Recovery from surgery takes 2-6 wekks for grip strength to return

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