my name is Steven Pellicano, you did CTR surgery for me back in 1998. Again I'd like to say thank you for an amazing job of recovering for me the ability to return to my career and livelyhood. after limited duty for aprox 12 weeks or less I returned to full duty as a lead structural mechanic for the Air Force on F-16 aircraft. I was able to work full duty for over ten years 7 of which I was in charge of training riveters or sheetmetal Mechs to install the CCIP configuration on the whole fleet of Blk 40 & 50 F-16 over 700 A/C. I later developed Hyper Thinar Hammer Syndrom, and had to have arterial grafts installed in left wrist, but all is well with me. I was moved into administrative position in 08 and Now consult on Health and Safety issues for new Air Force AFMC 5 center construct; General Litchfield CC Tinker AFB. I have yet to retire from Hill AFB in utah. I'm currently the elected voice for over 6K labors here in Ut and on teams discussing disabilities issues for 36K civilian throughtout the Airforce workforce. I come to you for advice because you once told me you were an AF General, also heard you had advised the Surgeon Gen on repetive motion disorders. Not sure if you can help me but we are experiencing a large number of workers being disqualified from their careers imediatly after having this release surgery, without being given the oppertunity to fully recover. Often this is being done without EMG results, or squeez testing, mostly from pressure over compensation cost reductions. This is haveing a grave affect on hundreds of able workers who whis to continue working after rehab. If you could just give me some real recovery statistics, on the probability of this surgerys success rates, or how often complications can cause permenant restrictions. I believe we were around 50% returning to work but evry day I'm reading Dr. statements of I seen this too many time and I not willing to send you back in. Can you shed some light sir on the reality that you have experienced. That I may shear it with others.