What is the long-term monitoring needed following treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Nigel L Ashworth, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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  • Individuals treated conservatively for carpal tunnel syndrome should undergo a follow-up in 4-6 weeks so that the success of treatment interventions can be assessed. Patients who do not achieve the desired results from conservative treatment should be referred for a surgical opinion.

  • Continued symptoms following carpal tunnel release should prompt referral for repeat electrophysiologic studies.

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