Dr. Mukami Gathariki

How Do We Manage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome presents with numbness and tingling in the hand and arm caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist.
It usually affects individuals with occupations which have repetitive movements such as those who use keyboards quite often.
Management may include use of splints or surgical release depending on the extent of the symptoms.

MANAGEMENT OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE SURGERY? -Carpal tunnel release surgery involves cutting the transverse release ligament. This results to release of the nerves and tendons trapped. -Methods: -Open Carpal Tunnel Release -Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release -Carpal Tunnel Thread Release

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SURGERY? -The carpal tunnel at the wrist joint is opened. -This results in a release of pressure on the median nerve and the tendons. -There is immediate relief of symptoms. Asplint is placed after the surgery.

HOW IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS? -A splint is worn for a period of 6-8 weeks or longer with limitation of extreme movements. -Elevation of the limbs at night is advised. -If one had suffered from pain and numbness for a longer period, the recovery process takes longer.

PROMOTING SAFE PLASTIC SURGERY WHILE CREATING AWARENESS

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