CTS generally develops between the ages of 30 and 60 and is more common in women, with a female to male ratio of 3:1. Although there are many possible causes, the cause is unknown in most people. There is some evidence that people who developContinue reading
If symptoms are mild, there may be no adverse outcome from no treatment. However, persistent and more significant symptoms may lead to permanent nerve damage, which can cause permanent loss of feeling and loss of function in the muscles that work the thumb.
Not every patient is appropriate for keyhole surgery. This will be assessed and discussed at your consultation.
Surgery to release CTS can be performed under general or local anaesthetic and is performed as day surgery in hospital. The wound usually heals quickly and symptoms are often relieved within these first few weeks. However, any altered sensation can take many months to recoverContinue reading
Usually Trigger Finger affects just one finger but it can affect many fingers and at different times.
Yes. We often suggest trying a combination of rest, anti – inflammatory tablets, a splint and/or a cortisone injection prior to recommending surgery.
No, it is usually a condition that can wait weeks to months for treatment.
The finger can be moved immediately after surgery and the hand can be used as it feels comfortable to do so.
The finger can be moved immediately after surgery. The dressing is removed at the first appointment and usually recovery is complete within 2-3 weeks. No splints are required.
Ganglion Cysts are most commonly present on the back or the front of the wrist and on the bone or end joint or the finger.