"Carpal tunnel syndrome"

About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I attended DRI in February due to carpal tunnel syndrome. I cannot fault the level of care I received before, during and after what should have been a short, straightforward operation. Unfortunately there was a small complication and both surgeon and theatre nurses had to scrub up to re-open the wound. Therefore, creating extra trauma to the affected hand and an incision a little longer than originally made. I am far from happy with the present condition of my fingers as one is still completely numb and the ends of two others the same. Physiotherapy is making little difference at the moment and though I am assured that feeling may take six months to return whilst my nerves repair themselves, I am at the moment totally pessimistic. Follow up visits to the surgeon and hand rehabilitation are still taking place. From being extremely nervous in theatre and frightened, everyone concerned did their utmost to try to put me at ease. i am now extremely worried about the use of my left hand.

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