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Complications after ct release

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 21, 2006
  • 06:50 PM

Just wondering how many of you that have had carpal tunnel release experienced complications like numb fingers, RSD, wrist hurting.....?

I had surgery Feb of 05 on my left hand and had swollen hand, especially index and long finger. Had RSD like symptoms for at least 8 months post surgery and had to wear a nitrile or latex glove to do most things. Surgeon denied doing anything wrong and said he had no clue what was wrong. I went for a second opinion ( world renowned clinic was affiliated with local clinic) and was told to go home and live with it. Major depression. Went for a third opinion and had surgery. Discovered during that surgery the previous surgeon had nicked the nerve. hand is somewhat better now, but still has problems.

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  • OH MY! I am just now dealing with a diagnosis of something to do with hand and arm pain that radiates to my shoulder and neck...and I hoped it was carpal tunnel rather than the horrid neck injury . I am sorry your surgeon screwed up your surgery, but as it goes on with time your pain will either go away for good or linger forever, I had a back surgery 4 years ago and it's still not okay, the second surgery didn't do anything. I must say how disgusting it is to have chronic pain and them new symptoms that are so severe you wish you could just shut off your pain receptors. I wish you the best, and if you had pain in your arms and or shoulder from the median nerve before or after your surgery...I would like to know. I can't type more because of the pain..Good LUCK!!:D
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 27, 2006
    • 01:57 PM
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  • I had ct release 2 3/4 yrs ago. the hospital unfourtunately didn't listen to me when i said i had a thumb that clicked and to please leave it free enough to use. 6 weeks later i had to have a trigger thumb release, which was a disaster. i woke up and asked why i couldn't feel my thumb and was told feeling would come back later that day and released from hospital. the next day still no feeling but lots andlots of sharp stabbing pain. went to G.P. who phoned hospital who said no-one was there to ask but not to worry and come back in 6 weeks as planned. 6 weeks later surgeon said he didn't know what was wrong but not to worry feeling and movement would come back soon. 4 months later different surgeon ( 1st had left) said yes there was a problem espesially as i was now in a lot of pain from hand and he would send me to see hand surgeon a.s.a.p.. 2 1/2 months later hand man said nerves had damaged and to try more physio which was excrutiating( and 1/7 and 35miles away when i still couldn't drive). After 4 months he did a nerve repair, removed a neroma and removed a jupitrons hitch ( lump) from my palm. this has helped a bit but i now have chronic hand pain and am due to go into hospital on wed to remove another neroma and try and unstick nerve from scar.BUT pain clinic think this is not a good idea but if i dont i will always wonder. what do i do
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 20, 2008
    • 08:43 AM
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  • CTS Endoscopic Surgery ComplicationsHiI had Endoscopic surgery on August 29th 08 which was recommended by my DR. and I was told it would be a breeze. Back to work in 3 weeks!!! Well needless to say I am still off work and have had many problems. I had the left had done first. I had swelling and burning and allot of pain. I went back after 3 weeks to my Dr. and was told it was inflamation and she prescribed Physio. I mentioned that I was very concerned about infection but she said NNOOOO. Just a bit of inflamation. So off I go to therapy. It did not improve and it was very painful. I went back to the Surgeon to do the right hand and I was very afraid it would happen again. I showed him the left hand and he just said "give it another month" . The left hand remained very sore and I went back to the Dr. My Dr. was not available so I saw another Dr. whom could not believe that it was not recognized as infection. He repeatedly asked me "did you show your DR.?? Did you show your surgeon?? What did they say???? Anyway he prescribed an antbiotic. What a relief. It soon alleviated allot of the pain. Then the right hand started. I was prescribed another round of antbiotic, and now I am on pain pills and yet more physio. My whole right side joints are so sore and full of pain that I can hardly function. I am so afraid of Septic Arthritis. My Dr. has said NO could not be that because you would have a fever and you would have lost weight. I am at her mercy. I am waiting on blood results and I am to return on Dec 16th. I don't think I can last that long. The pills make me groggy and when I don't take them I really suffer. I am going to try and see her again today. WISH ME LUCK..
    cborb2008 1 Replies
    • December 11, 2008
    • 03:48 PM
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