I've been looking at articles about carpal tunnel syndrome in press and other medias. Below is a story from the British Daily mail. I write my bulleted comments between the lines.
The NHS undertakes 37,000 operations a year to tackle carpal tunnel syndrome - a condition in which the wrist nerve becomes compressed.
Here, Julie Jewitt, 40, a hospital theatre sister who lives with her partner and two children in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, tells us about her operation and her surgeon explains the procedure.
The patient says:
- Julie Jewitt found carpal
- carpal tunnel operation
- cured her hand discomfort
- Pins and needles in fingers "woke her up at night"
- Fingers feeling dead
- The feeling faded
- Two years before visiting her GP (General Practitioner)
- Operation would cure
- Getting the courage
- Affecting work
- Local anaesthetic
- Incision in her wrist
- There is nothing about the diagnosis
- Did she go direct to the hand surgeon?
- How about ENMG or mediracing?
- How about ultrasound?
- The patient is a nurse
- Fear for finding something else
- The operation took 10 minutes
- Bandage was taken off a week after the operation