Carpal or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

//Carpal or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome 2017-07-19T13:06:19+00:00

Carpal tunnel is a condition caused by a pinched nerve at your wrist. Surgery may be required to relieve symptoms, which can include pain, weakness in the hands and tingling or numbness of the fingers. It is usually an outpatient surgery–not requiring an overnight stay.

Carpal tunnel syndrome may be caused by repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis.

Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by a compression of the ulnar nerve usually at the elbow. Symptoms include pain and/or a tingling or pins and needles feeling in the fingers. If conservative measures are unsuccessful, then surgery is considered. Cubital tunnel surgery is usually an outpatient surgery–not requiring an overnight stay.

Prior to carpal tunnel surgery, you’ll be given a numbing medication for the affected arm and usually a small amount of IV sedation. Sutures are placed at the incision site, and a soft splint is applied after the procedure which typically can be removed in 48 hours. A follow-up appointment in the clinic is usually 10 to 14 days after the procedure for suture removal and evaluate post-operative course.
Prior to cubital tunnel surgery, you’ll be given a numbing medication for the affected arm and usually a small amount of IV sedation. Sutures are placed along the elbow and forearm and an ortho glass (hard) splint is applied to the area. This is kept in place until your follow up appointment in the clinic, usually in 10 to 14 days.