Hand symptoms with numbness and tingling is very common. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a fairly common hand surgery condition which has similar symptoms. The patient with carpal tunnel syndrome presents with pain, numbness and weakness in the hands and wrists. The symptoms are caused by the involvement of the median nerve. There is an increased pressure on the median nerve which lies in the carpal tunnel. Barring the little finger, all other fingers are involved. High risk group people are those with repetitive finger use, extreme wrist motions and vibrations. Women, increasing age and other medical disease such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, alcoholism and many others. There are many other clinical conditions which causes similar symptoms.
Carpal tunnel syndrome can be easily corrected by best hand surgery techniques. Hand surgery can relieve the symptoms in the majority of the patients. The surgery is performed under regional block or general anaesthesia. The patient is discharged the same day and follow up visit is necessary for dressing change. The surgery involves release of the carpal tunnel compression by cutting the carpal ligament. The surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is the gold standard treatment and the recurrence is uncommon. The dressing is removed in a few days and hand and finger movement is started.