Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal tunnel release is usually performed after evaluating the severity of your symptoms and response to non-surgical treatments. It may also be recommended to prevent irreversible damage, especially if you are experiencing constant numbness.
There are two types of carpal tunnel release procedures – open and endoscopic. The former involves making a small incision in your palm to view the inside of your hand and wrist, followed by dividing the transverse carpal ligament to increase the tunnel size and decrease the pressure on the median nerve. The latter entails making one or two even smaller incisions to insert a miniature camera which will guide your hand surgeon in dividing the transverse carpal ligament.
Carpal tunnel release can be done as an outpatient procedure. You may experience pain, swelling and stiffness after the surgery but these will naturally improve as time goes by during your recovery period.
Most patients also experience drastic improvements in their symptoms within the first week after surgery.
Speak to our hand surgeon today to find out more about how carpal tunnel release will benefit you.