Bilateral Basal Joint & Carpal Tunnel Surgery
I need Basal Joint and Carpal Tunnel surgery on both hands. I had nerve conduction studies for the carpal tunnel and x-rays on the basal joints. Osteoarthritis has caused such severe damage the orthopedic hand surgeon I saw is referring me to another surgeon in the practice who has dealt with this situation. He said the other surgeon may be able to do LTRI and the carpal tunnel release at the same time. I have been reading a lot of articles that say doing the surgeries at the same time is preferable. They do one hand at a time. It would mean only 2 surgeries instead of 4. Has anyone on this board had both surgeries at once? How was recovery? I've already been told I could not expect to regain full use of either hand but the pain would be gone.