Recently, Andrew Simon, partner at Simon Associates Management Consultants which directs the inbound marketing activities for Westchester Health, Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Westchester Health Pediatrics, had closed carpal tunnel surgery performed by Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine group. Normally, the physicians of that practice blog on a variety of medical topics but this time, a patient has written his own blog about his surgery experience. In Andy’s own words:
Anyone can develop carpal tunnel syndrome but certain conditions increase your risk of developing it, including diabetes, hypothyroidism and arthritis. In addition, women are more likely to develop carpal tunnel than men. So how do you know if you need surgery? In his recent blog, Jeffrey M. Jacobson, MD, a Hand, Wrist and Peripheral Nerve Surgery specialist with our Westchester Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, explains the two different types of carpal tunnel surgery and how to tell if you’re a good candidate for them.