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95% of people who have a positive EMG, have a good history and come to surgery having been treated medically will do well with surgery. The recurrence risk is generally pretty low and you need to know that you need to protect your hands postoperatively. You need to wear bicycle gloves when you do things. Stay off of that incision. Don't make that carpal tunnel come back and that way - keep it gone. Typically with many open procedures, the recurrence risks should be much less than 1%. With scope procedures, it may be as high as even 25%, but generally is much lower.

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Kurt Schroeder, MD


Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

Chief of Neurosurgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital

Former Chief of Surgery at Tucson Medical Center

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