Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

      A tingling in the fingertips and a tendency to drop things is often a sign of carpel tunnel syndrome, caused when one of the nerves in the hand is compressed by a ligament.

      Diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and repetitive motions such as typing or using power tools can lead to carpel tunnel syndrome.

      Patients with early carpel tunnel syndrome can sometimes wear a splint at night, or possibly benefit from cortisone injections, but for many with advanced carpel tunnel syndrome, surgery is a viable option.

      Operations are 95 percent successful. At L+M, both endoscopic or open carpel tunnel surgery are available.