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Reliability Comparisons for Carpal Tunnel Release

Reliability Comparisons for Carpal Tunnel Release

Make sure you're asking the critical questions to make the best decision for your care

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive surgery that can ease pain and increase mobility in your hands and wrists. But not all hospitals achieve the same results. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Reliability Scorecard, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you make the best decision for your care. Learn why we chose these factors.

 

Carpal Tunnel Release Overview

What

Surgical procedure to relieve pressure on the median nerve of the hand by cutting the carpal ligament. Often performed endoscopically.

Where

Takes place in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.

Length of hospital stay

Most patients go home the same day.

 
Young man patient posing happily on a busy city sidewalk

Peter  New York, NY New York, NY

My doctor did an amazing job. The hand surgical unit staff at HSS is also outstanding, & they have a concierge who was so kind & thoughtful to my family, keeping them updated during my surgery. Overall, the entire experience felt less like surgery and more like a doctor’s visit.

Success Rate

90%
Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 23 responses, 67% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

Patient Experience

91%
Of patients would recommend HSS; over the national average of 72%

Source: CMS Care Compare

Complications

.55

HSS In-Hospital
Complications

  1.0

National
Ratio

Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Senior woman shows off a brightly covered wrist brace

Testimonial

From my first visit to my last, the staff was the most caring, knowledgeable, and emphatic people I have ever met.

Lucy, Wrist Injury/Condition

Avoidable Hospital Visits

9.8%

HSS
Readmissions

 16%

National
Rate

Represents hospital-wide care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Procedure Volume

667
Carpal tunnel releases per year

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2019

Endorsements
#1

in orthopedics since 2010

Endorsements
#1

in orthopedics since 2010

Download your Hospital Reliability Scorecard

The Hospital Reliability Scorecard highlights valuable data to consider before you schedule your procedure. Our helpful worksheet makes it easy to compare different hospitals.

Reliable care is good for your health.

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