Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is usually brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. Dr Carmen Munteanu in Melbourne offers surgical relief for this condition.
Dr Carmen Munteanu is a specialist plastic surgeon and armlift expert. She provides dedicated and compassionate care to her patients who wish to undergo this surgery.
CTS occurs when pressure builds up due to swelling in the tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. When the pressure reaches the point where it disturbs how the nerve works, you may start to feel symptoms such as:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be, in some cases, treated surgically to enlarge the carpal tunnel and decrease the pressure on the nerve.
Unfortunately, the cause of CTS is often unknown. The reason for this is that pressure on the nerve can be caused by:
It may be one or a combination of these causes.
To properly diagnose this condition a detailed medical history is required, and x-rays may be taken to check for problems such as arthritis or fractures. An electrodiagnostic study (either NCV-nerve conduction velocities or EMG-electromyogram) will be carried out to confirm the diagnoses of CTS, as well as other possible nerve problems
It is possible for the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome to be alleviated without surgery. Non-surgical solutions include:
At your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote for your chosen procedure. This will include a Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee and the hospital fees.
Dr Carmen’s team will provide you a customised fee for your surgery depending on the type of procedure, hospital and how long you want to stay in hospital. An approximate fee range for your arm lift surgery can be provided over the phone when you speak to a Patient Care Advisor. We also provide information on different methods of payment.
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If these non-surgical options are inefficient, or your condition is too severe, Aesthetik Profile offers a surgical option. Surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves decreasing the pressure on the nerve by cutting the ligament which forms the roof of the tunnel on the palm side of your hand.
It is important to keep in mind that carpal tunnel syndrome, in severe cases, may never be cured. However, with surgery, it is possible to alleviate symptoms.
After surgery, you may experience some discomfort around the treated area, which will dissipate in 1-2 weeks. Additionally, it may take a few weeks for strength to return completely to your hand.
Risks and Complications of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
Every surgery has some risks and possible complications.
Dr Carmen will cover the potential risks and complications during your consultation as part of your informed consent. She will also explain the measures she will take in order to reduce your risks as much as possible.
Possible complications of surgery include the following:
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Dr Carmen has 25 years of expertise in breast & tummy surgery as well as excess skin removal for weight-loss patients. Her favourite surgery is Breast Reduction. She also has significant experience in using fat transfer & fat grafting processes to the breast for augmentation and enhancement.
Dr Carmen is a FRACS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – she is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
She is a precise surgeon and customises her surgery procedures and placement of surgical incision lines for each patient to get the best outcomes.
Caring and engaging, Dr Carmen is highly regarded by her peers and patients.
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