What is important to you?

Determine what is important for you in choosing treatment for your carpal tunnel syndrome. Choose the statement that fits you best. Move the orange triangle towards the statement you prefer.

Surgery

I tried other treatments, but my symptoms are still bad

Other nonoperative treatments

I can live with the symptoms while I give other treatments more time

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Surgery

I do not mind having surgery if it can get rid of my symptoms.

Other nonoperative treatments

I would like to avoid surgery, if possible

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Surgery

I am not worried about the small chance of problems from surgery

Other nonoperative treatments

I do not want to take even a small chance of something going wrong with surgery

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Surgery

I am afraid of having lasting nerve damage from carpal tunnel syndrome

Other nonoperative treatments

I am not worried that I will have lasting nerve damage from carpal tunnel syndrome

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Your choice

What is your preference?

Surgery

Other nonoperative treatments

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How certain are you about this decision?

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Very certain

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