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What are the risks of carpal tunnel surgery?

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Risks come with any operation. For both types of carpal tunnel release surgery, they include:

  • Bleeding
  • Damage to your median nerve or nearby nerves and blood vessels
  • Infection of your wound
  • A scar that hurts to touch

From: Do I Need Carpal Tunnel Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, OrthInfo: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Carpal Tunnel Release.”

University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, OrthInfo: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

Mayo Clinic: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Fact Sheet.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Carpal Tunnel Release.”

University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 14, 2019

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