What is the risk of infection with Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Question by Patient:

I had a friend who got a serious infection after Carpal Tunnel Surgery. Now I have Carpal Tunnel and the Surgeon wants to do surgery on me. What is the risk of infection with Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

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Answers by Doctors at First Hand Medical

Any time you submit to a surgical procedure there is a risk of infection. It is considered as one of the major risks associated with any surgery.

Hospitals and clinics create a perfect storm for the spread of infections.

Because there are so many infectious diseases being treated in hospitals and clinics and because bacteria cannot be seen with the naked eye, it is a challenge to keep bacterial infections under control.

Bacteria need water, food and warmth to multiply and spread. In hospitals all of these are available in abundance.

What is the risk of infection with Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Surgery personnel and hospitals go to great lengths to prevent the spread of bacterial infections.

Wearing hair nets and face masks and using sanitizing agents on hands and arms before putting on surgical gloves
Cleaning and Sanitizing Surgical Instruments at high temperature to kill bacteria
Wearing Sterile Nitrile Surgical Gloves with Textured Finger Tips and an Antimicrobial Film on both sides of the glove

Clinics and Surgery Personnel go beyond what you probably imagined to prevent the spread of infection.

Clinics and Surgery Personnel go beyond what you probably imagined to prevent the spread of infection

However, a fundamental truth learned from Jurassic Park

a fundamental truth learned from Jurassic Park

Infections occur in less than 1% of Carpal Tunnel Surgical Procedures. However, many would ask “Why take any risk if you don’t have to?”

“Life finds a way” applies to bacteria too.

When infection does happen post-surgery, the consequences can be devastating. Infections can be life threatening or result in the loss of limbs. At a minimum, infections usually result in long hospital stays and long recovery periods. Powerful antibiotics are administered that can only be apply with an IV tube. Patients typically experience extended weakness and dampened immune systems. These incidents are not to be trifled with.

Antibiotics are generally prescribed by a Surgeon after any surgical procedure to help avoid infections and minimize the effects if they do occur.

Surgeons typically advise their family and friends to find any clinically documented non-invasive treatment available to avoid Surgery for any ailment to avoid these types of potential complications.

This is especially true for Carpal Tunnel Surgery, since CTS comes back even after a “successful surgical procedure” for over 85% of patients.

Dr. Jerome Grossman, Director of Healthcare Delivery at Harvard’s Kennedy School, said:

minimize your chance of infection from surgery by using the carpal solution first
Dr. Jerome Grossman Director of Healthcare Delivery at Harvard Kennedy School

“Going to a Hospital for surgery is like going to a war zone. You should have a friend or family member by your side, who is smart, assertive and loves you intensely; this person can look after your interest while you are vulnerable in a dangerous place.”

There is a clinically documented way to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without resorting to Surgery

Watch Videos of People who were able to Treat Their Carpal Tunnel and avoid the Downtime and the Risks of Surgery for CTS.


There is no need to risk infection, incur the downtime or expose yourself to the risk of other complications associated with surgery or risk the formation of scar tissue with Carpal Tunnel Surgery.

Learn More about the other Risks of Carpal Tunnel Surgery

There is a much better way to start treating your wrist condition. Neurologists, the nerve experts in medicine suggest that the best first line treatment is:

The Carpal Solution Treatment

It is a non-invasive, clinically documented treatment that was developed by Doctors.
It works for 97% of people and should be tried first before resorting to a Surgical Procedure that carries a lot of risk.

Another thing to keep in mind is there is no permanent fix for this hand condition. Most people, once they realize this, do not take the risk of surgery for a syndrome that comes back for over 85% of patients after surgery. Repeat surgeries are not a good idea due to scar tissue formation and significantly lower patient success rates.

Most people get rid of their worst symptoms of Carpal Tunnel within 2 to 4 weeks and then achieve complete remission within 6 weeks when using the Carpal Solution Treatment.

This is why Neurologists say it is the best first line treatment for CTS. Patients simply call it their: “Carpal Tunnel Cure”.

Order the Carpal Solution Natural Stretching Cure

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