What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Turkey and Istanbul?
The carpal tunnel syndrome is a lesion that affects the hand and wrist. The carpal tunnel is a space bounded by the wrist bones and a rigid ligament that connects the bones to each other. Through this channel passes the median nerve. The latter controls the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and ring finger.
When this space becomes small, the median nerve becomes compressed.
What are the Signs?
The compression of the median nerve leads to numbness and tingling in the hand as well as pain and loss of dexterity.
What are the Etiologies of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Some occupations cause inflammation in the carpal tunnel:
- Repetitive hand movements
- Unnatural positions of the hand
- Tight prehension
- Mechanical stress exerted on the palms of the hands
The carpal tunnel syndrome may be linked to some general diseases:
- Amyloidosis (accumulation in the liver, kidneys, spleen of a substance that is similar to starch)
- Hypothyroidism (deficiency of the thyroid gland)
- Tumors of tendon sheaths
- Fractures and dislocation of wrists
- Wrist cysts
- Use of oral contraceptives
What does the Treatment consist of?
The surgical treatment is suggested in case of medical treatment’s failure. There are two kinds of surgeries which are endoscopic carpal tunnel release and open carpal tunnel release.
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release in Turkey and Istanbul
Surgical treatment is chosen when the symptoms are in advanced stage. In order to decompress the median nerve, cure the ligaments of the wrist, and expand the room within the carpal tunnel, the surgeons will opt for endoscopic carpal tunnel release. After the surgery, less pain can be felt, recovery is characterized by its rapidity, and scars are tiny.
This modern technique, which exists in clinics or hospitals in Turkey, Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, and Izmir, does not lead to severe complications because it consists of inserting a small camera in the crease of the skin with the aim of seeing inside the carpal tunnel. The opening of the whole palm is not necessary. Patients who have endoscopic carpal tunnel release will be able to identify the outcomes of the surgery during the first week.
Open carpal tunnel release
During the open carpal tunnel release, the doctor makes a small incision in the palm of the hand and observes the inside of the hand and wrist through this incision. During the procedure, the doctor will divide the carpal ligament. This increases the size of the tunnel and decreases the pressure on the median nerve.
After surgery, the ligament may gradually grow back together, but there will be more space in the carpal tunnel and the pressure on the median nerve will be relieved.
What is the price of this type of surgery in Turkey and Istanbul?
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Last update : 28/02/2020