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Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Sports Injury: TennisAt Northeast Georgia Medical Center, we understand that pain in the hand or wrist area can be extremely painful and sometimes debilitating. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common hand condition which occurs when the median nerve of the hand is compressed at the wrist

Symptoms & Causes

Carpal tunnel symptoms include numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers, and can often keep awake patients at night. Diabetes, pregnancy, arthritis, obesity or excessive use of the hands and wrists in the workplace can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

Treatment & Surgery

While minor cases of carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated with medication and splints, more severe cases often require surgery. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve the pressure on the median nerve by releasing the transverse carpal ligament that has narrowed the nerve’s path.

Like most hand and upper extremity surgeries, physical therapy is key in a successful recovery from carpal tunnel surgery. This includes getting patients back to work and fully active in a timely manner through occupational therapy.

Our orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons work closely together to provide the highest quality specialty hand care to our patients.  

Contact Us

Contact us today at 770-219-8244 to learn more about our treatment options and see how our specialists can help you.

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