Carpal Tunnel Surgery

The National Center for Health Statistics reports, “Approximately 260,000 carpal tunnel release surgeries are performed each year, with nearly 47 percent of these work-related. Carpal tunnel syndrome accounts for the highest average number of days lost at work, when compared to all other major work-related injuries or illnesses. About 1 percent of people with carpal tunnel syndrome may develop permanent injury to the affected hand. Although it is rare, symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may reoccur after surgery, in approximately 5 percent of patients.”