Are you suffering from pain, tingling or a numbness in your hand or arm? If so, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome which can be easily treated at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital.
Why choose Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital for your carpal tunnel release surgery?
At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital our expert orthopaedic upper limb surgeons specialise in hand and wrist procedures, regularly performing carpal tunnel release surgery. Our modern private hospital is conveniently located on the outskirts of Cheltenham and all of our consultants have access to state-of-the-art medical facilities, enabling them to employ the most modern surgical techniques to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
To maintain our high standards of clinical care, all of our consultants are supported by a matron-led nursing team who are available around the clock to ensure that your comfort and needs are met. All of our inpatient rooms are ultra modern with large en-suite bathrooms, flat screen televisions and WiFi internet access. These features all contribute towards an excellent patient experience during your admission at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital.
If you are interested in carpal tunnel release surgery please feel free to attend one of our orthopaedic open events. At our open events you will get the opportunity to meet one of our surgeons and ask any questions you may have.
How to book a private consultation at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital
At Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital all patients must undergo an initial consultation before proceeding with any treatment. Booking a consultation to see one of our hand and wrist surgeons is easier than you may think, simply call our hospital enquiry team on 01242 246 552 and we will find you an appointment time that works for you. Alternatively, fill in a contact form above and we will get back to you at a more convenient time.
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 Cheltenham 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 your procedure in Cheltenham
- 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
Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 6SY
|Initial consultation||from £200|
|Diagnostics||If needed to determine treatment plan|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,065|
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