Dr. Rohde discusses the long-term risk factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Continued or persistent carpal tunnel syndrome, if it’s not treated, really this is a nerve compression diagnosis, and the problem or what causes the symptoms is that the nerve is losing its blood supply. So long-term, if left untreated, people can have permanent sequelae, like loss of sensation in their fingers and decreased dexterity in their thumb.
About Dr. Rohde, M.D.:
Dr. Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Rohde received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed her residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College.
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