It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Message Board

Post operative scar tissue

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-21-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 28
csp1 HB User
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.

Thank you so much.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
SpineAZ's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 5,096
SpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB UserSpineAZ HB User
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!
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08

Old 07-29-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 18
artemisthegreat HB User
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, 09:06 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 599
Johands333 HB UserJohands333 HB User
Re: Post operative scar tissue

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.

Old 09-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #5
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tuckerton, NJ
Posts: 1
lafera12 HB User
Re: Post operative scar tissue

If you work--how long were you out?


Old 09-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
newtonw's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Belen, United States
Posts: 2
newtonw HB User
gallbladder symptoms

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.

Old 10-01-2012, 01:23 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 107
steven2984us HB User
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?

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
pain/tingling 2 months post-op csp1 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1 03-14-2011 10:34 AM
Post surgery issues, unfortunately. egoprofit Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1 01-23-2011 07:31 PM
Ulnar nerve transposition-post op issues, please help!!! u164883 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 5 11-17-2010 07:36 PM
Ulnar nerve transposition surgery- post op problems Josee Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 5 08-26-2009 03:16 PM
Post-operative carpal tunnel syndrome IRMGARD Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 9 04-22-2009 04:17 PM
Post Op Problems Jobberdun Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 4 10-11-2008 10:31 AM
Post-op complications, ulnar nerve compression, surgeon doesn't know, help please! jaderiver Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 0 05-16-2008 11:54 AM
Post Op Update photonut1998 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 20 07-17-2006 04:43 PM
My Post-Op (4/3/06) update...saw the Dr. today Discotish Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1 05-10-2006 06:50 AM
post-op and burning sensations tamlis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1 05-20-2003 08:41 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:12 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!