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Old 07-21-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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Post operative scar tissue

Has anyone have postoperative scar tissue after carpal tunnel surgery? I keep reading about scar tissue removal, the doctors never want to talk about it. Has anyone had this done, and if so, could you tell me about it? Any information would be helpful. It seems I have excessive scar tissue after carpal tunnel surgery.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Re: Post operative scar tissue

My doctor did the surgery, had me in a cast like brace for one week, and then I was sent home and told to wait one more week and then do scar massage 5x per day minimum with a lotion to help me work around the scar. Thus far it has worked!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: Post operative scar tissue

Hey CSP, how do you know it's a scar tissue problem? And how long after your surgery did it take for the scar tissue to become a problem? Thanks

@SpineAZ, I think CSP is talking about internal scar tissue from the TCL excision, not from the actual surgery site.

Old 08-14-2011, 10:06 AM   #4
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I had surgery on both hands in 2005. Then because I only waited 3 months in between the surgeries my right hand (first surgery) was doing all the work while my left hand was healing. I didn't give my right hand time to heal. This caused scar tissue to build up in the right hand making it necessary to have surgery a second time. You ask how you know that scar tissue has built up and the answer is that cts comes back all over again. All the numbness and pain came back. I had an orthopedic doctor do the surgeries the first time (through an HMO) where I used to live. Then my surgery in 2009 on my right hand was done by a hand specialist who gave me so much more advice and was great at fixing my cts. I still am working towards getting strength back into my hands, (I'm 54 and I sew a lot). But overall I'd say my second surgery was a success. I was told to massage the incision area to keep my right hand from forming scar tissue yet again. I wish that my first surgeries were done by the doctor who did my right hand a second time, but then I had moved to another state and now if I have any problems, I'll go back to him.

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Re: Post operative scar tissue

If you work--how long were you out?


Old 09-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #6
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Post operative scar tissue :> There are many instances in the body where scar tissue will develop. After surgery, scar tissue will develop where the surgical incision is in the skin. If muscles and tendons were cut or repaired, scar tissue will develop there. After injury like a hamstring tear or rotator cuff tear, scar tissue will develop in the muscle as it heals. Bony scar tissue, called a callus, will form on bone after a fracture. Scar tissue is the bodyís normal method for healing body parts that are injured.

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Re: Post operative scar tissue

So is the point to minimize the internal scar tissue as much as possible? Scar tissue will cause the CTS to come back. is that right?

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