From £1,945
01273 627007
Overall rating Good
Carpal Tunnel Release - One Wrist Fees
Initial consultation from £205
Treatment £1,740
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,740
Guide price £1,945
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The price displayed for your initial consultation is a guideline only as Consultant fees vary according to their own individual fee schedules. The price displayed above however for pre-assessment, main treatment and post-discharge care is guaranteed and inclusive of all costs.

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Why choose Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital for your carpal tunnel release surgery?

At Nuffield Health Brighton 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 the patient experience and our private rooms do not disappoint. Each room is clean and modern, fully equipped with Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV and personal en-suite bathroom facilities.

To ensure the highest level of clinical care, our consultants are fully supported by our attentive nursing team, who are dedicated to your care and wellbeing during your short stay in our outpatients department.

If you are unsure whether carpal tunnel release surgery is the right treatment for you, you can always attend one of our free orthopaedic open events to meet our upper limb surgeons and ask any questions you may have.

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 Brighton 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:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection of the surgical site (incision)
  • Scarring.

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.