BEFORE/AFTER CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME (CTS)
A nerve in the wrist is pinched. If the pinching is allowed to continue for a long time, the nerve may become permanently damaged. During the surgery a ligament or the “roof” on the “carpal tunnel” is cut so that the pressure on the nerve ceases.
The surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, which means you can eat and drink as usual before the surgery. The surgery itself takes about 15 minutes. The total time at the clinic including preparations is about 1 hours. You should not drive yourself home after the surgery. Sick leave is about 4-5 weeks.
It is important for us to get to know whether you exhibit signs of infection, sore throat or fever before the surgery.
If the time of your appointment does not suit you, please call us immediately at: +46 (0)42-24 27 70.
During the first few days after the surgery, you should keep your hand raised as often as possible to minimize swelling, bleeding and thus impaired healing. The dressing should stay on for three weeks, and on the return visit the stitches are also removed.
On the first day after the surgery, you may feel some pain, and therefore you will have a prescription for painkillers emailed to the pharmacy. You can pick this up at any pharmacy, and it should be obtained before surgery.
Take the first tablets at least 1 hour before the surgery.
You should continue taking these tablets after the surgery as prescribed in the prescription. You can obtain further information about your surgery when you next visit us.