Reconstructive surgery for people with carpal tunnel syndrome
People who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may need to undergo a reconstructive surgery procedure if non-surgical treatments fail to prevent the tingling and numbness affecting the hands and arms, according to NHS Choices.
The procedure, called “carpal tunnel decompression,” is usually done to decrease the pressure on the nerve found in the wrist by cutting the carpal ligament of the patient. Since the procedure involves one incision to the affected wrist, patients are given local anesthesia, and they are usually conscious during the whole procedure. There are also other doctors that use specialized equipment during the procedure, and the result is often similar to traditional surgery.
The expert team of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery in Des Moines understands the importance of the functionality and aesthetic of your hands. If you are considering restoring your hands through reconstructive surgery, we may be able to help. Contact us today at (515) 222-1111 to learn about your options.