Hi Dr Bland

I am booked for surgery on my right hand on 23rd Jan.
However, since the booking my left hand is worse than the right. This morning whilst trying to get ready I had such awful pain in hand it had me in tears. Wore off after about 40.mins and has just been tingly all day.
Do you.think it is possible to have op on left hand first rather than the right hand?
Also do you have any tips to relieve the pain when it occurs?


Usually you can decide withbthe surgeon on the day which one to do when the problem is bilateral. There wasn't much to choose between them from the test results. The surgeon will want to have a brief think about whether the worsening symptoms in the left hand are still those of CTS and not some other problem which is developing on top of the CTS. JB

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