Carpal Tunnel Surgery, London
If you feel a burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of your hand and thumb, or index and middle fingers you may have a carpal tunnel syndrome.
You might first notice that your fingers “fall asleep” and become numb at night. That usually happens in the evening because of the relaxed position of your hand and while sleeping. In the morning, you may wake up with numbness and tingling in your hands that may run all the way to your shoulder.
For patients who have already tried physio and medication to no avail, then surgery could provide relieve from the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
This procedure is remarkably simple yet effective.
It is carried out under local anaesthetic and involves a small incision into the wrist area to relieve the pressure on the nerve. This often creates immediate relief in the symptoms.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics offer carpal tunnel treatment as simple ‘walk in, walk out’ day case procedure. There is no need for an overnight stay or lengthy recovery.
We are now offering this procedure for private patients in our London Harley Street clinic.
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Causes of Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the main nerve of your hand, which runs the length of the arm, goes through a passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, and ends in the fingers. This nerve controls the movement and feeling of your thumb, and also the movement of all your fingers except your baby finger.
Often, people don’t know what brought on their carpal tunnel, however it can happened due to any combination of such as:
- Repetitive hand use: Repeated use of the same hand and wrist motions or activities over a prolonged period can cause swelling of the tissue.
- Health issues: Certain conditions, such as obesity, arthritis, hypothyroidism, and diabetes, can cause swelling in your wrist.
- Pregnancy: Hormonal changes in pregnancy can lead to swelling.
Carpal tunnel symptoms gradually increase over time. They may come and go at first; but once the condition worsens, the symptoms become more frequent and can last for a more extended period. You will find your grip strength to weaken because the muscles in your hand have shrunk. Pain will have increased, you may lose feeling in your fingers, and you can lose the ability to pinch with your thumb. You could wind up with permanent muscle damage and lose the function of your hand.
Most patients will be offered the non surgical options first. These are:
- Immobilization/ Physiotherapy: A splint on your wrist can keep your wrist from moving, lessening the pressure on the nerves and allow the median nerve to rest.
- Medication: Steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs can be used to reduce and relieve the swelling.
Should these not work or the symptoms continue to be persistent then the next step would be a more definitive surgical procedure
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
This is a relatively straightforward procedure:
- Local anaesthetic used to numb the area
- Surgeon makes a small incision into the wrist area to relieve the pressure on the nerve
- Takes about 15-30 minutes
Outcomes are excellent – often an immediate relief in the symptoms.
A consultation with our Carpal Tunnel Surgeon is required prior to treatment.
Your Surgeon is Dr Aoife Turner is a hand surgeon who has great expertise in dealing with Carpal tunnel release surgery. She uses a mini incision technique to make the scar as small as possible.
|Carpal Tunnel Treatment||Cost|
|Consultation with Surgeon||£150|
|Carpal tunnel surgery||£2,000 totally inclusive|
|Follow up at 1 & 2 weeks included||Free of charge|
Our prices are lower than most other hospitals and clinics as we have set this service up with the aim of providing affordable care with expert surgeons that allows patients to simply walk in have their procedure done and walk out the same day.
“The night of the procedure was the first night I slept in months without waking with the burning pain in my hand.
“I wish I had it done sooner”
How do I book an appointment?
Call 0207 386 0464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our medical advisors will make an appointment for you.
Option 1 – consultation only (30 mins) where you are unsure of your diagnosis
Option 2 – consultation & treatment (60 mins) where you have been given a diagnosis by your GP or other doctor or confident of self made diagnosis.
A deposit of £150 is taken for the booking and we have a 48 hour cancellation policy.