Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist, or carpel tunnel. The condition results in a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching and it can impair hand function.
Carpal tunnel syndrome may be associated with multiple conditions including repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy, injury to the nerve in the carpel tunnel, or rheumatoid arthritis - a disabling disease that can cause severe inflammation in any joint of the body. In the hand, it can deform fingers and impair movement.
The specific condition that impairs the function or physical form of your hand is a primary factor in determining the hand surgery techniques necessary for improvement. Hand surgery can be performed on people of any age, however, good candidates are:
- Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals with a positive outlook who desire improvement
- Individuals committed to following their plastic surgeon’s prescribed course of treatment