Decision Aid Summary

Title Carpal tunnel syndrome: Should I have surgery?
Audience People with severe carpal tunnel syndrome considering surgery to relieve symptoms.
Options included Have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Don't have surgery.
Use rest, ice, medicine, wrist splints, and new ways to do some tasks.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.