At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital our orthopaedic surgeons perform a range of upper and lower limb procedures including carpal tunnel release surgery.
Why choose Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital for your carpal tunnel release surgery?
At Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital our expert upper limb orthopaedic surgeons specialise in hand and wrist procedures, regularly performing carpal tunnel release surgery. Our consultants have access to state-of-the-art medical facilities and employ the most modern surgical techniques to ensure the best patient outcomes.
We pride ourselves on delivering a superb patient experience and our inpatient rooms do not disappoint. Each private room includes an en-suite bathroom, widescreen TV, modern decor and unlimited wireless internet connectivity. We also have an on-site physiotherapy service that features a hydrotherapy pool to aid your rehabilitation. Our physiotherapists specialise in orthopaedic aftercare and work closely with our surgeons to encourage a full and thorough recovery.
If you would like to know more about carpal tunnel release surgery, feel free to attend one of our orthopaedic open events. Here, you will get the opportunity to meet one of our orthopaedic surgeons and ask any questions you may have about carpal tunnel release surgery. Alternatively arrange a full face to face consultation.
What is carpal tunnel syndrome?
- Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when the nerve that crosses the front of your wrist (the median nerve) is trapped causing pain, numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm
- The nerve passes through the carpal tunnel, a canal in the wrist that carries all the tendons of the hand
- If these tendons are swollen, the nerve is squeezed and becomes trapped.
What happens during carpal tunnel release surgery at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital?
- Carpal tunnel release is usually performed using a local anaesthetic so that you feel nothing and a light sedation so you remain relaxed
- The procedure takes approximately 20 minutes
- Your surgeon will make a small incision in your wrist
- They will then cut the flexor retinaculum - the ligament that forms the top of the carpal tunnel - relieving the pressure on the median nerve
- The incision will then be closed using stitches
- Some surgeons will perform this procedure endoscopically - inserting a tiny camera into the incision to examine your wrist and cut the ligament.
After the operation
- Carpal tunnel release is usually done on an outpatient basis meaning you can go home the same day
- You may go home with a splint or heavy bandage on your wrist
- Once these are removed you will begin exercises and physiotherapy to regain movement in your wrist and arms.
Most people make a good recovery and return to normal activities following carpal tunnel release. As with any surgery there can be complications:
- Infection of the surgical site (incision)
Specific complications in carpal tunnel release include:
- Continued numbness in fingers
- Tenderness around scar
- Aching in the wrist
- Return of numbness and pain
- Complex regional pain syndrome – a rare, but chronic (long-term) condition that causes a burning pain in one of the limbs.
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|Initial consultation||from £200|
|Diagnostics||If needed to determine treatment plan|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,005|
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