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Following the news about the proposed closure of St Damian’s Surgery, Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have advised us NOT to accept any new registrations from St Damian’s patients at this stage.

The usual level of care is available at St Damian’s until the end of the year by which time the CCG hope to have completed their consultation with local practices and patients regarding arrangements for registration.

If you wish to consider registering with us, please check with us again in the New Year.

Thank you for your understanding,
Dr Rob Matthews & Partners

Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.  Usually these sensations develop gradually and start off being worse during the night.  They tend to affect the thumb, index finger and middle finger.

The median nerve passes through a tight space at the wrist called the carpal tunnel - occassionally it becomes compressed in this tunnel.  Some settle with splinting, others with tablets and others following a steriod injection into the tunnel itself.  However, when symptoms persist despite these medical measures, it is necessary to decompress the nerve surgically.

This will be done under a local aneasthetic taking approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in total.

We carry out patient satisfaction questionnaires pre-operatively, on operation day and 3 months post-operatively.

We pride ourselves on providing a personal approach with flexibility to accommodate patient's requirements regarding both dates and times.  We can offer a first assessment appointment within 2-4 weeks of referral, with the operation just 2-4 weeks after and follow up 2 weeks later.

Pre operative instructionswebsite/J83046/files/Pre op CARPAL TUNNEL Info Sheet.pdf

Post operative instructionswebsite/J83046/files/carpal dressing letter.pdf

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