Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Your wrist contains tendons to bend your fingers and wrist, and nerves to carry signals between your brain and your wrist and hand.  Tendons and the median nerve run into the hands through the carpal tunnel – a channel formed by the wrist bones, or carpal bones, and the strong ligament, the carpal ligament, that forms a roof over them.  There isn’t much room inside the carpal tunnel, so swelling of the wrist tissues may put pressure on the median nerve.  The pressure on the nerve may cause pain, numbness, and pains and needles.  The condition is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.  Carpal tunnel syndrome can be treated by releasing the pressure on the median nerve, by cutting the carpal ligament.  This is called carpal tunnel release surgery.

Carpal tunnel release surgery can be done in two ways: open surgery, or keyhole surgery.  This animation shows open surgery.  Open surgery is usually carried out using a local anesthetic, injected into your wrist.  This completely blocks feeling wrist and hand, and you’ll be awake during the procedure.  The surgeon may use a tourniquet on your arm; this is a tight band that squeezes your upper arm.  Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your surgeon will make a cut just over your wrist.  The surgeon will then cut the carpal ligament, to relieve pressure on the nerve.  The skin cuts are closed with dissolvable stitches.  Your surgeon will bandage your hand, and may put your arm into a sling for extra support and to reduce swelling.


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Carpal Tunnel Surgery — 19 Comments

  1. [..YouTube..] Ever wonder why these surgeries ALWAYS fail?

    Although the “sensation” of trouble is at the wrest, the actual “seminal” cause is impingement of the median nerve around the pronator teres muscle (proximal to the elbow)!

    USA medicine is ranked 54th in world, (The World Health Organization ranked the countries of the world in terms of over all health performance, and the US (was) 37th; In fairness of care, USA is ranked 54th)

  2. [..YouTube..] Ever wonder why these surgeries ALWAYS fail?

    Although the “sensation” of trouble is at the wrest, the actual “seminal” cause is impingement of the median nerve around the pronator teres muscle (proximal to the elbow)!

    USA medicine is ranked 54th in world, (The World Health Organization ranked the countries of the world in terms of over all health performance, and the US (was) 37th; In fairness of care, USA is ranked 54th)

  3. Ever wonder why these surgeries ALWAYS fail?

    Although the “sensation” of trouble is at the wrest, the actual “seminal” cause is impingement of the median nerve around the pronator teres muscle (proximal to the elbow)!

    USA medicine is ranked 54th in world, (The World Health Organization ranked the countries of the world in terms of over all health performance, and the US (was) 37th; In fairness of care, USA is ranked 54th)

  4. ” and you won’t feel a thing” hah, who are they kidding? My practice nurse had both her wrists done and even she said it was a bit painful. My GP is trying to encourage me to have surgery but there’s no way I’m going down that road. I’m trying C-Trac, bought from Heritage Medical and hoping for the best. Surgery isn’t always successful either, I know a couple of people who had it done and are no better.

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  6. Yeah, I’ve got this because I’m retarded and like to crack my wrist. It sucks because I either crack my wrist to make it feel better of I don’t crack it and it gets very stiff and painful. It’s horrible. I hate it. I’d go through with surgery if I ment the end of the crap.

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  11. I had a bad wrist break back in feb this year which I had a plate and screws fitted main problem I having now is the plate is pushing down on the carpal nerve so I have no feeling in the bottom section of hand it is a horrible feeling I have now been told I will have to go in for surgery again to remove plate hope it gets better then

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