Carpal Tunnel Release

The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a problem in the hand caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist, which results in numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems.

The procedure

During the surgery the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which will release the pressure on the median nerve, and will also relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. An incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand, which will allow the doctor to see the transverse carpal ligament. After the ligament is cut, the skin will be closed with stitches.

Recovery Process

After the surgery the hand will have to stay wrapped, and the stitches might be removed between the first or second week after surgery. Try to avoid heavy use of your hand for up to 3 months.

Final Results

If the surgery was performed in your dominant hand, you may be able to return in 6 to 8 weeks. If the surgery was on the other hand you may be able to return to work in 7 to 14 days. The pain or weakness will be released during your recovery process.

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