Carpal tunnel surgery is in fact curative for most patients. It will get rid of and eliminate carpal tunnel syndrome and patients’ symptoms usually disappear after they have successful carpal tunnel surgery. There is a risk that carpal tunnel syndrome can recur after even successful surgery. That risk is about 5% over a patient’s lifetime. So we tell patients that it’s very likely that the surgery will be successful, their symptoms will get better, and the risk of this coming back again is very small, but not zero.