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Auckland Shoulder and Hand Clinic - Mr Shihab Faraj

Private Service, Orthopaedics

Revision Failed Carpal Tunnel Operation

Failed Carpal tunnel operation can be very frustrating. There are two possible presentations:

  1. Within the first three weeks this is likely due to inadequate decompression of the nerve
  2. Recurrence after 2-5 years this is due to the scarring process and the body's natural healing power.

The treatment for the first cause is to redo the operation ASAP,  the treatment for the second cause is to have interposition fat graft between the nerve and the skin. This often improves the symptoms to about 80%, provided the recurrence is documented with a follow up Nerve conduction study.

This page was last updated at 10:37AM on February 19, 2021.