Nerve Decompression Surgery Essex
What Is Nerve Compression Essex?
Nerve compression Essex occurs when a nerve is squeezed in a particular part of the body. The common symptoms include “pins and needles”, numbness, muscle weakness and pain. These may wake you up at night, particularly if the hand is affected. There are a number of different types of nerve compression Essex, with each one impacting a different nerve at a different part of the body. The most common nerve compression Essex condition is carpal tunnel syndrome. Other types of nerve compression Essex are cubital tunnel syndrome and Guyon’s canal syndrome.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Essex
Carpal tunnel syndrome is known for being the most common type of nerve compression Essex and occurs when the median nerve is compressed at the wrist. The median nerve runs from the arm into the hand, through a tunnel in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Any excess pressure in this area can squash the median nerve and cause carpal tunnel syndrome. There are several conditions linked to carpal tunnel syndrome, including diabetes and pregnancy. If the wrist is overextended regularly, this can make carpal tunnel syndrome worse.
Carpal tunnel release surgery Essex can be performed to relieve symptoms such as tingling, “pins and needles”, pain and numbness. If you suffer from these symptoms, you can contact Mr Sierakowski and book in for a consultation. Mr Sierakowski will explain the procedure of carpal tunnel release Essex surgery and discuss the risks associated with the surgery. Once you have decided that you would like to go ahead with the carpal tunnel release surgery Essex, you will be booked in for your procedure with Mr Sierakowski himself.
Carpal tunnel release surgery Essex is performed as a day case procedure for which you are awake. At the start of the carpal tunnel release surgery Essex, you will be given a local anaesthetic injection, so you won’t experience any pain during the carpal tunnel release surgery Essex. A tourniquet will be used to stop blood flowing to your hand during the operation, to help Mr Sierakowski visualise all of the important structures. A short cut a few centimetres long is made at the base of your palm and the ligament squashing the nerve is divided. The skin incision is closed using stitches and a padded dressing is applied. The carpal tunnel release surgery Essex will take around 15 minutes.
Recovering From Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Essex
After the local anaesthetic, it may take a few hours before the feeling comes back in your hand. As the anaesthetic wears off, you will probably feel a tingling in your fingers. To help with your recovery after carpal tunnel release surgery Essex, you will be given pain medication and you will be advised to keep you hand elevated to reduce any swelling. You will also be given finger exercises to do, as these will also help reduce swelling and prevent stiffness. Two days after your carpal tunnel release surgery Essex, you can remove your bandages and replace them with a light plaster. The stitches are normally removed after two weeks. It is normal for the scar to be quite tender for the first few weeks after carpal tunnel release surgery Essex and you will be advised to moisturise and massage it daily to help it settle.
Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery Essex
The ulnar nerve goes around the back of the inside of your elbow and through a small tunnel called the cubital tunnel. This is the area commonly referred to as the “funny bone”, as the nerve causes tingling if this part of the elbow is knocked accidentally. The ulnar nerve is a very important nerve as it supplies the small muscles in the hand that allow fine, precise movements and also provides feeling to the little and ring fingers.
If the cubital tunnel becomes too tight, the ulnar nerve can become squashed, resulting in numbness and tingling along the inside of your forearm and your little finger. This is known as cubital tunnel syndrome. If the symptoms become persistent and fail to improve with splinting or physiotherapy, you may be advised to undergo cubital tunnel release surgery Essex. The procedure takes around 30-45 minutes to complete and will be performed under either arm block or general anaesthetic.
Before undergoing cubital tunnel release surgery Essex, you will have a consultation with Mr Sierakowski, who will examine your arm to look for signs of cubital tunnel syndrome. You may be referred for nerve tests to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis has been confirmed, Mr Sierakowski will discuss the procedure of cubital tunnel release surgery Essex with you and explain the risks associated with the surgery. If you are happy to go ahead, you will be booked in for the surgery. You will be supported from your first consultation right through to after your recovery period.
Cubital tunnel release surgery Essex is performed as a day case procedure. You can either have a full general anaesthetic where you are asleep, or a local anaesthetic where your whole arm is numbed. During the cubital tunnel release surgery Essex, Mr Sierakowski will make an incision over the inside of your elbow and release the tissues that are causing the compression on your nerve. The wound is closed with dissolvable stitches under the skin and a padded bandage is applied.
Recovery From Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery Essex
You will need someone to take you home after cubital tunnel release surgery Essex, as you won’t be able to drive, and your arm will be bandaged. The dressings will be changed after one week and a hand therapist will guide you in your recovery. It is normal for the scar to be quite tender for the first few weeks after cubital tunnel release surgery Essex and you will be advised to moisturise and massage it daily to help it settle.
Nerve Decompression Surgery Essex
If you need to undergo nerve decompression surgery Essex, you can be sure that you will be supported right from your initial consultation to after your recovery from never decompression surgery Essex with Mr Sierakowski at Essex Plastic Surgery. Mr Sierakowski performs nerve decompression surgery across a number of hospitals in Essex, which include Wellesley Hospital in Southend and Springfield Hospital Chelmsford. Get in touch to discuss nerve decompression surgery further, today.