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What complications could happen with carpel tunnel operation?

Jul 2013
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could you please tell me what complications could happen with a carpal tunnel operation
Posted Sun, 8 Sep 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
A few complications may arise.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

A few complications that may arise out of carpal tunnel release surgery are
* damage to the superficial palmar arch following blind sectioning of the transverse carpal ligament
* symptoms related to damage to the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve
* adherence of the flexor tendons following excision of the mesotenon
* reflex sympathetic dystrophy
* bowstringing of the flexor tendons after excision of the transverse carpal ligament
* hypertrophic painful scar formation and lastly
* Infection

Hope I have addressed your query. I welcome any more clarifications

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