Carpal Tunnel Release

At the Coppergate Clinic, we perform carpal tunnel release treatment for the alleviation of carpal tunnel syndrome.

This condition is caused by one of the main sensory nerves being squashed at the wrist. This leads to the development of symptoms that include temporary numbness of the thumb and fingers that, as the condition progresses, become permanent. Symptoms are generally worse at night and can disrupt sleep. In severe cases, the small muscles of the hand may waste away leading to a reduction in strength and dexterity.

Certain medical conditions such as pregnancy may cause the symptoms to worsen. If treated early, rest and splinting may help to alleviate symptoms. It may be necessary to perform a small surgical carpal tunnel syndrome treatment to release the nerve at the point it is compressed.

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FAQ

  • What is a carpal tunnel surgery?

    At the Coppergate Clinic, we perform carpal tunnel release for the alleviation of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    This condition occurs when there is pressure on a nerve in your wrist. It can cause tingling, numbness, and pain in your hands and fingers, causing a lot of discomfort.

  • how is the procedure carried out?

    Prior to having your carpal tunnel treatment, you will receive a detailed consultation with a consultant plastic surgeon. During this consultation, your surgeon will discuss any potential problems, desired improvements, options available, and expected outcomes.

    Should the carpal tunnel syndrome treatment be agreed upon as the most suitable treatment, the procedure will be carried out by your surgeon in our newly refurbished operating theatre.

    After the hand has been carefully examined and the wrist marked, a local anaesthetic is gently given to numb the skin. A small incision is made in the wrist skin and the ligament overlying the nerve is carefully divided, thus allowing the nerve to sit in a more relaxed space. A couple of dissolving stitches are placed and bandages applied.

  • how does the procedure feel?

    The carpal tunnel surgery is performed under local anaesthetic to ensure the patient’s total comfort for the duration of the procedure.

  • what results should I expect?

    If this condition is treated early enough, the results are excellent and the symptoms settle quickly with full recovery of sensation expected. With more severe or prolonged entrapment, full recovery is less likely, however symptoms usually improve following surgery.

  • Will the area be painful after surgery?

    It is usual to experience some mild discomfort after carpal tunnel treatment, but this will settle as normal healing progresses.

  • is there any downtime?

    The dressings remain in place for 7-10 days. It is important to try and keep the hand gently elevated. Simple hand opening and closing exercises may be performed to prevent stiffness developing.

Areas

Wrists

Anaesthetic Type

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic to ensure the patient's total comfort for the duration of the procedure

Procedure Time

45 minutes

Science

A small incision is made in the wrist skin and the ligament overlying the nerve is carefully dived, thus allowing the nerve to sit in a more relaxed space

Results

If treated early enough, the results are excellent and the symptoms settle quickly with full recovery of sensation expected

Downtime

The dressings remain in place for 7-10 days. It is important to try and keep the hand gently elevated

Frequency

Most patients find that the results of surgery to be permanent

Price

From £1,200

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