Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to our Simplecedure FAQs page, where we aim to address your most pressing questions about Simplecedure, a revolutionary solution for carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’re considering this procedure, you likely have concerns about driving after carpal tunnel surgery, returning to work, and other related topics. Rest assured, we have the answers you need.
One of the most common queries we receive is whether it’s safe to drive after carpal tunnel surgery. We understand that maintaining your independence is crucial, and we’re pleased to inform you that, in most cases, driving can be resumed within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, it’s always best to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice based on your specific condition and recovery progress.
Returning to work is another significant concern for many individuals undergoing carpal tunnel surgery. The good news is that Simplecedure is a minimally invasive procedure that typically allows for a faster recovery time compared to traditional methods. While the timeline may vary depending on the nature of your work and individual healing process, many patients are able to return to work within a week or two after the procedure.
Depending on the procedure provided and type of work, most can return to work same day or up to 7 days if you perform manual labor with your hands.
Yes, you will be able to eat and drink before your procedure. There are no NPO medication restrictions.
Numbing the site is no more painful than getting an IV placed. National surveys conclude in-office procedures to be the same and comparable with a general dentist procedure.
Usually 3-4 days after the procedure.
Typically, you can safely shower within a couple of days after the procedure, especially if you cover the affected area and avoid getting it wet during the healing process. However, it’s crucial to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by your healthcare provider to prevent any complications and promote optimal healing.
At BetterWay Medical Group, we understand that patients may have varying preferences when it comes to their level of engagement during the procedure. Some individuals may feel more comfortable watching the procedure, while others may prefer not to. Rest assured that our team will respect your preferences and accommodate your needs accordingly.
If you do not want to observe anything, you don’t have to. Although, many patients are excited to see their problem and the solution. For patients that are nervous about this, once they realize they’re not in pain, they become quite curious to see their tendons move, their carpal tunnel or the mass removed.
Pain levels and recovery times vary widely. Like any procedure, expect moderate to severe pain for 2-3 days, moderate pain for 2 weeks, and then it gets better every week. Most people have minimal discomfort at 2 months (CTR, DeQ R, TFR).
Recovery time is another aspect that concerns our patients. Simplecedure offers the advantage of a faster recovery compared to traditional carpal tunnel surgery. While individual healing times may vary, many patients experience significant improvement within a few weeks and can resume their regular activities with reduced discomfort.
Yes, you can take almost all your regular medicines without interruption. For patients with heart conditions, high blood pressure or diabetes, this can make their life much easier.
It’s essential to discuss your regular medications with your healthcare provider before the procedure. They will provide guidance on which medications you can continue taking and which ones may need to be temporarily adjusted or paused during the recovery period. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we will ensure that all necessary precautions are taken to optimize your outcome.
This is one of the best things about using numbing medicine only. Since the medicine only affects the hand where the procedure is performed, there is no additional risk to your heart, lungs, kidneys or brain. This means there are no additional preoperative visits, blood tests, EKGs, stress tests, echoes, clearance forms, nothing.
In some cases, you may require clearance prior to undergoing the Simplecedure. This is typically assessed on an individual basis and depends on your overall health and medical history. Rest assured, our team will guide you through the necessary steps and ensure that all prerequisites are met before the procedure.
We understand that the anticipation of any medical procedure can be nerve-wracking, and you may have questions about the level of discomfort involved. With Simplecedure, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, which greatly minimizes pain and discomfort during the process. Our experienced medical professionals prioritize patient comfort, and they will ensure that you are well taken care of throughout the procedure.
If you’re seeking relief from carpal tunnel syndrome, a ganglion cyst, or another ailment affecting the arm and hand regions, Simplecedure may be the ideal solution for you. Our cost-effective, same-day procedure offers a lower-cost alternative to traditional methods without the need for a hospital stay. Experience the benefits of a quick and minimally invasive procedure that can provide the relief you’re looking for.
For personalized advice and to learn more about Simplecedure, call us at 469-697-6437. Our specialists are ready to provide expert guidance, address your concerns, and help you determine if Simplecedure is the right choice for you.
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