What is Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem affecting the hand and wrist. Symptoms begin when the median nerve gets squeezed inside the carpal tunnel of the wrist, a medical condition known as nerve entrapment or compressive neuropathy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Carpal tunnel syndrome 48 16
Numbness in hands 29 14
Pain 23 9
Pain in wrist 2 0
Weakness in hands 2 2
Cramps in hands 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
4
Mild
5
None
13

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Side effect Patients
Pain 4
Loss of manual dexterity 2
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 2
Numbness in hands 2
Awakening due to pain 1
Burning sensation in thumb 1

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Dosage Patients
one time 3

Why patients stopped taking Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 73 patients who've stopped having Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Duration

Currently having Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 72
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 10
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 15
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1 patient evaluation for Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Aug 15, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for numbness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness in hands)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 1 helpful mark
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