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Are you suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome? At Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital, our experienced hand and wrist surgeons can help relieve your pain and get you back to work with carpal tunnel release surgery.

Why choose Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital for your carpal tunnel treatment?

If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome and are finding it hard to complete every day tasks, then our expert hand and wrist surgeons can provide you with rapid access to carpal tunnel release surgery which will relieve your pain and help you regain full control and movement in your hand.

Our experienced orthopaedic consultants have built an exceptional reputation in Glasgow for first-class primary care, personalised treatments plans and expert advice for all patients. Over the last 30 years, their practice has grown, allowing them to treat thousands of patients across Scotland for a number of conditions.

Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital is a modern, state-of-the-art private hospital located in Glasgow's West End, a short distance away from Glasgow City Centre. We invest heavily in our staff, equipment and facilities, which enables our orthopaedic surgeons to treat a range of common and complex hand and wrist procedures using the most effective and least invasive surgical techniques available today. 

How to book a consultation with an orthopaedic expert in Glasgow

Before you proceed with carpal tunnel release surgery, you will need to book an initial consultation with one of our experts at Nuffield Health Glasgow Hospital. To book, please call our dedicated hospital enquiry team on 0141 530 3525, or fill out a contact form above.

Please let the enquiry handler know if you have had any recent X-rays or scans when booking your consultation, as there will be additional charges for any diagnostic imaging needed.

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?

  • 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.
Find out more about Carpal tunnel release
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Guide price

Carpal Tunnel Release - One Wrist Fees
Initial consultation from £175
Diagnostics If needed to determine treatment plan
Treatment £1,915
Pre-assessment Included
Main treatment Included
Post-discharge care Included
Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care £1,915
Guide price £2,090
 What does guide price mean?

The guide price stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.  You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following your initial consultation with a Consultant.

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