If you are suffering from pins and needles, weakness and clumsiness and sometimes pain in your hands you could have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The good news is that carpal tunnel syndrome doesn’t have to be something you live with.
At BMI The Winterbourne Hospital we offer a range of treatment for hand pain including hand therapy and minimally invasive hand surgery.
Our team of experienced and highly specialist consultants and therapists offer comprehensive assessment, consultation and an individualised treatment plan to ensure your hand pain is treated quickly and efficiently.
Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Traditionally carpal tunnel surgery has been performed through a so-called open procedure. A long (4-5 cm) incision is made in the palm and onto the forearm to access the carpal tunnel. Key-hole or endoscopic surgery enables the surgery to be undertaken through a tiny incision (1cm) in the lower forearm. It also, importantly, enables both wrists to be operated on at the same time which is not usually advisable for open carpal tunnel release. It is important to note that if CTS is in both wrists, it can be due to neck issues and this should be explored to assess the cause of CTS. Operating on both wrists at once is particularly beneficial for patients in whom both hands are significantly affected by carpal tunnel symptoms but who do not wish to have a significant period away from work or hobbies.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
This endoscopic treatment has many benefits including less pain and an earlier return to full activity.
How quickly can I go back to work?
Each patient is different and it does depend on the type of job you do but if you don’t do a lot of repetitive actions or have a highly active role you may be able to return to work within 1 to 2 days.
Do I need a referral?
Not necessarily, self-pay patients are able to book an initial consultation withMr Tim Crook or Mr Sean Walsh, which will involve a thorough examination to determine if CTS surgery is right for you.
Can I pay for myself?
Yes, a fixed price package is available for this treatment which includes all hospital fees, a follow up consultation and up to six months aftercare and costs £1895 for one wrist and £2750 for both.
For more information or to book an appointment please call 01305 756625 or enquire here.