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Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Surgery
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Two pairs of handsCarpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome are nerve compression disorders of the upper extremity that can cause a number of issues and hinder the normal function of the hand and fingers. At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we offer surgical treatments for carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome. Hand surgeon Dr. Dipan Das is dedicated to providing you with the personalized surgical care you need.

What are Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?

Have you noticed numbness or tingling in your fingers? Does it keep you up at night? Do your hands feel clumsy or weak? If so, then you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. Depending on subtle variations in your symptoms, you may also be suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common upper extremity nerve compression disorder.

What Causes Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist that leads to tingling, numbness, and eventual weakness of your hand and fingers. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve (the funny bone nerve) at the elbow and causes similar symptoms. If left untreated, these conditions may cause irreversible nerve damage leading to permanent numbness or weakness of the hand.

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Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Electrical diagnostic studies may be indicated to determine the degree of nerve injury. Oftentimes, surgery can be avoided by utilizing conservative treatments in cases of mild or moderate disease. If symptoms persist despite exhausting non-surgical options or severe disease is present, then surgery may be warranted to relieve the pressure on the nerve and prevent permanent dysfunction. You need a surgeon you can trust who can provide you a personalized care plan based on your symptoms and your functional needs.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery Options

At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we provide a broad range of options for patients needing carpal tunnel surgery – whichever best suits your individual preferences. We offer short-scar open and endoscopic techniques. We can perform the surgery with local anesthesia alone or with sedation.

The Cost of Your Treatment

The cost of your carpal tunnel procedure in Katy can vary based on the type of Procedure performed and other important factors. During your consultation, Dr. Das will go over the treatment options available to you and let you know what the expected cost of your carpal tunnel treatment will be.

The Expertise of Dr. Dipan Das

Dr. Dipan Das is a certified and highly skilled hand surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hand and wrists issues. Dr. Das strives to provide all of our patients with the personalized care they need for their unique hand and wrist issues. Dr. Das has over 10 years of surgical training and is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Schedule a Consultation Today!

If you think you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, we invite you to put your hands in our hands. Call our office today at 832-232-HAND (4263) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Das, your hand surgery specialists.

FAQs About Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

What treatment options are available for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?

For both carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS), treatment options vary based on severity. Non-surgical treatments include splinting, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy. Surgical options include carpal tunnel release for CTS and cubital tunnel release for CuTS, aimed at relieving pressure on the affected nerves.

What are the risks and complications associated with carpal tunnel release and cubital tunnel release surgeries?

While the likelihood is low, it’s possible to encounter some challenges after surgery, such as infection or nerve sensitivity. Additionally, a small number of patients might notice a change in their strength or coordination. Rest assured, our medical team will be dedicated to ensuring your safety and will support you through every step of your recovery journey.

How long is the recovery period after carpal tunnel release and cubital tunnel release surgeries?

The recovery period can vary, but typically, patients may return to light activities within a few weeks. Full recovery and a return to all normal activities might take several months, depending on the surgery’s success and the individual’s overall health.

Are there non-surgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?

Yes, non-surgical options include wrist splinting, especially at night, corticosteroid injections, and ergonomic adjustments at the workplace. Physical therapy exercises to strengthen the surrounding muscles and relieve pressure on the nerve are also recommended.

Can carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome occur simultaneously?

Yes, it is possible for individuals to experience both CTS and CuTS simultaneously, especially if they engage in activities that strain the wrists and elbows.

Are there any lifestyle changes or ergonomic adjustments that can help alleviate the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome?

Making ergonomic adjustments, such as using wrist rests, adjusting chair and desk heights, or changing the angle of keyboards, can significantly reduce strain. Lifestyle changes like taking regular breaks from repetitive activities and doing stretching exercises can also help alleviate symptoms.

Can carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome recur after treatment?

Yes, both conditions can recur, especially if the underlying causes, such as repetitive strain or anatomical anomalies, are not addressed. Maintaining good ergonomic practices and strengthening exercises can minimize the risk of recurrence.


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