Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ulnar Neuropathy
North South North West Statewide
Patient does not need a neurology clinic appointment to undergo nerve conduction studies
History should include:
- Onset of condition
- Recent pregnancy or trauma
- Medications including past medications and alcohol
- Nerve conduction studies
- Thyroid function
To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Neurology clinic page for the full referral process and templates.
Consider wrist splits at night for symptom relief.
For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.
Urgent / category 1
Muscle wasting, hand weakness or significant limitation of function
Routine / category 3
Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED).
LGH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED* – Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED* – Phone: (03) 6493 6351 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED Reception – Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6173 0489
Advice for medical practitioners can be given by the Medical Officer In Charge (MOIC) - see HealthPathways Tasmania for contact information.
*MCH and NWRH MOICs request GPs call them prior to referring a patient to ensure the patient is being sent appropriately to a safe destination.
We will endeavour to see these patients within two weeks.
Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call, as per below:
- Contact the Neurology Registrar directly within hours via the RHH switchboard Phone: (03) 6166 8308
Next available appointment