To effectively rank and evaluate a Carpal Tunnel Treatment correctly, it is important to gain the patients’ perspective from patients who have used the treatment and done independent reviews of how they liked it and how will it work for them.
The patient’s perspective is essential in evaluating which treatment is best.
A good example of how and why Surgeons and medical clinicians do not always provide a great source for evaluating a treatment is the following:
There is a discrepancy in success rates reported by surgeons for carpal tunnel surgery as compared to Patient Surveys on Satisfaction with Carpal Tunnel Surgical Procedures.
Surgeons report success rates of over 90% with the procedure for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. While patients only report a 50 to 60% success rate for the same surgical procedure. So, most people would ask: “Why the big gap between a surgeon’s perspective and the patient’s perspective”
The following explanation should help you understand the complexity of such a seemingly simple question: “What is the success rate of Carpal Tunnel Surgery?”
Surgeons look at it from a completely different perspective than the patient. The Surgeon’s view is:
If there is any improvement in any of the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel after the surgical procedure, the Surgeon counts the surgery as a success.