Hand surgery

Carpal tunnel

Carpal canal, Dupuytren's contracture, and other hand surgery can be done through a state-funded program. The cost of the surgery does not exceed 40 euros!

Hand pain, often at night, numbness of 1-3 fingers, sensory disturbances – these are the symptoms that confirm the carpal tunnel syndrome.

What is the carpal tunnel syndrome?

The carpal tunnel syndrome is one type of compression neuropathy. In short, the nerve is pressed at the base of the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a kind of tunnel at the base of the wrist that contains the flexor tendons and the middle nerve, which provide sensitivity to the fingers. When the nerve is pressed, the sensitivity of the fingers is limited, and painful, accurate finger movements occur.

Causes of the carpal tunnel disease

The most common causes of the carpal tunnel syndrome are heredity, burnout, trauma, uneven movements or various diseases. As a result, the nerve shell and fibers are damaged and the first symptoms of the disease appear. Usually, the carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in people who perform uniform work with their hands, hold their hands in a tense posture or hold their hands up for long periods. Nowadays, this syndrome occurs in office workers because of their work closely related to the computer, although historically the disease was even called sweeper syndrome as it was commonly found in women swimmers.

Treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause many different problems in everyday life, so the disease should definitely not be ignored and you should see a doctor urgently. If you have been diagnosed with the carpal tunnel by a doctor, treatment should be initiated immediately. There are different types of carpal tunnel treatments, such as medication, lenient treatment. However, if the disease is persistent, it can be easily treated with surgery. A timely surgery gives hope for a quick and stable recovery. If left untreated, the disease can lead to inability of the hand to perform basic activities and even disability.

Surgery process

The carpal tunnel surgery is not a painful procedure as it is performed under local anesthesia. It is also quite lightweight and lasts less than half an hour on average. A slight incision is made at the base of the wrist, thereby opening the carpal tunnel and relieving pressure on the nerve. During the postoperative period, a person may experience slight pain and discomfort at the site of surgery. The wound usually heals within two weeks and no bandages are needed. Night pain usually disappears as early as the first night after surgery.

Why exactly “Ādažu privātslimnīca”?

“Ādažu privātslimnīca” specialists have many years of experience in carpal tunnel and Dupuytren’s contracture surgeries. The long-term experience, extensive knowledge and modern working methods of highly qualified doctors, using state-of-the-art medical equipment, give hope for the best possible result.

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