Carpal Tunnel ??? - page 2

by BNKSYRR

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Is it possible to get carpal tunnel from rotator cuff surgery? I never expirenced symptoms of carpal tunnel prior to surgery. Symptoms following rotator cuff surgery include coldness, numbness, pain, inability to close hand into... Read More


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    Absolutely get your second opinion and as quickly as possible. I hope you have a good ,reputable ortho doc in mind. Good luck!
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    Quote from Bull's eye
    Well, generally speaking CTS is a chronic disease, fibrosis of the Transverse Carpal Ligament, and if the nerve is that severely injured it argues against sudden onset. Some causes of sudden onset CTS are high impact falls on an outstreached hand, anything that can cause edema of the hand/wrist (Pregnancy, Anasarca), or space occupying lesions of the Carpal tunnel (synosvitis). Also, you don't have to have surgery right away (although if the neuron said it was the worst he has ever seen, they may want to go in and get it done.) You could try an injection of local and steroid into the Carpal tunnel and wear wrist splints. The surgery takes about 5 minutes skin to skin and needs about 2-3 weeks recovery time for the skin to heal. They don't even need to put you under. Honestly, I don't know all the answers here, but if you were my friend or family member, and the NCV said severe disease, Iwould tell you to go for it and get the surgery to avoid permenent nerve damage.
    Are there physicians that specialize in "hands" and would they be able to distingusih between the two. Carpal Tunnel surgery will be useless if this is CRPS...so why have the surgery if the diagnosis isn't without a doubt Carpal Tunnel.......I need some definitive answers here. I think I should get another opinion a long way out of town from where I had my surgery. Good idea?????
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    Quote from BNKSYRR
    Are there physicians that specialize in "hands" and would they be able to distingusih between the two. Carpal Tunnel surgery will be useless if this is CRPS...so why have the surgery if the diagnosis isn't without a doubt Carpal Tunnel.......I need some definitive answers here. I think I should get another opinion a long way out of town from where I had my surgery. Good idea?????
    Yeah, actually, my program director is one of the best hand surgeons in the United States. He is in St. Louis. PM me if you are interested. Is the Nerve conduction study in question? If it is then I need to retract my "get the surgery" statements. And, of course, getting a second opinion is always a good idea when the diagnosis is in doubt.


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