Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist made up of bones and ligaments. The median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the thumb and first three fingers, runs through this passageway along with tendons to the fingers and thumb. When it’s pinched or compressed, the result is numbness, tingling, weakness, or pain in the hand, called carpal tunnel syndrome. Over time, carpal tunnel syndrome can weaken the muscles of your hands and wrists. If symptoms go on for too long, your condition will keep getting worse.
The palm of the hand contains a deep layer of tissue called the palmar fascia, which extends across the palm to the fingers. Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening and shortening of this web of fascia that gradually causes clawing of the fingers as they are pulled towards the palm. The ring and little finger are usually targeted, but any finger can be affected.
Dr Miteff performs both surgeries within the public and private system, at the following hospitals :
Lingard Private Hospital
Warners Bay Private Hospital
Belmont District Hospital
John Hunter Hospital