Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

(Hand Surgery)

Summary

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a condition where there is an increased pressure on the median nerve, which travels through a tight tunnel along the front of your hand. The flexor retinaculum is a structure that bridges over the median nerve and can apply pressure on it. This may result in pain, numbness or muscle weakness in your thumb and some of your fingers.

Often Carpal Tunnel Syndrome improves with simple stretching exercises. However, if symptoms persist, there are a range of non-surgical suggestions available that aim to relieve the pressure on the median nerve:

•Wrist splint
•Steroid injection

If these options do not work then your consultant will suggest the carpal tunnel release procedure.

 

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

     Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.

    Call our Reservations team on +44 (0) 1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

     Diagnostic investigationsMain treatmentPost-discharge careGuide Price
    Local Anaestheticn/a£1,250Included£1,250
    General Anaestheticn/a£1,467Included£1,467
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose  
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

The carpal tunnel release procedure is effective and is carried out under local anaesthetic, taking approximately twenty minutes. The consultant cuts the tight flexor retinaculum ligament very precisely, releasing the pressure on the nerve.

Keep your hand raised and bandaged for two days and follow your consultant’s advice about when you can return back to work and activities. Do not drive or cook or hold any heavy object until you feel your hand has returned back to some form of normality.

For three quarters of patients the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome improve quickly. However when the nerve has been under pressure for some time before the operation, it may take longer to improve and some symptoms may persist.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS contact our Reservations team on +44 (0)1622 237 727 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

Our Consultants

  • Professor Bijayendra Singh

    FRCS (T&O) FRCS MS (Ortho) DNB (Ortho) PG Dip (Ortho)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shockwave Therapy
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Mr Keith Borowsky

    MBBCh (Wits) FCS (SA) (Orth) MMed (Orth)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Mr Daniel Neen

    BSC (HONS), MB BS, MRCS, FRCS (TR & ORTH)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Mr Marcos Katchburian

    MB BS Memb Braz Soc Ort FRCS (Tr & Orth)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Prof Amit Tolat

    Professor Amit Tolat

    MB BS MS FRCS (Glasg) MCh Orth (Liverpool) D.Orth FCPS Orth (II),  European Dipl Hand Surgery Dip. Orthop. Engin.Cardiff

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
  • Dimitri Yanni Orthopaedic Surgeon

    Mr Dimitri Yanni

    MB,BS London – Guy’s, FRCS (England), FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Orthopaedics)

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Release of a Stiff Elbow
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Shoulder Replacement (Total)
    • Wrist Arthroscopy