Carpal tunnel release surgery in Leamington Spa
Is your carpal tunnel syndrome causing you uncomfortable pain or affecting your performance at work? At Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital our hand and wrist surgeons can provide you with rapid access to carpal tunnel release surgery. Read more…
|Initial consultation||from £180|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£2,110|
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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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Why choose Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital for your carpal tunnel release treatment?
At Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital, our experienced orthopaedic surgeons specialise in a range of hand and wrist procedures, including carpal tunnel release surgery. Our technologically advanced hospital in Leamington Spa has been leading the way for private orthopaedic care across Warwickshire, providing patients with minimal waiting times and the latest and least invasive surgical treatments available.
By choosing Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital for your private carpal tunnel release surgery, you can expect to receive a treatment plan which has been individually tailored to you, inclusive of all costs. You can rest assured that there are no hidden fees and that you're in the best hands possible for treatment.
How to book a consultation at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital
Before you proceed with carpal tunnel release surgery, you will need to book an initial consultation with one of our experts at Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital. To book, please call our hospital enquiry team on 01926 436 351, 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:
- 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.