Procedure Name Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Surgery Type Open/Closed
Hospital Stay Nil (Outpatient)
Duration of Surgery 30 to 60 minutes
Type of Anaesthesia Local Anesthesia/ General Anesthesia
Full Recovery Normal routine- 6 to 12 weeks Complete - 1 year
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery is a procedure to relieve the pain, numbness, and tingling sensation caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. This procedure releases the pressure on the wrist by cutting the fibrous band present inside the wrist. Carpal tunnel (a passageway in the wrist) syndrome (CTS) is a common medical condition affecting your hand due to the compression of your median nerve (a nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel to the hand). The median nerve provides sensation to the palm side of your hand and wrist, and any compression can cause severe pain, numbness, and tingling sensation. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent dysfunction of the hand; hence it is important to diagnose and treat the condition promptly.
Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome involves lifestyle changes, wrist splints, and steroid injections. However, when these methods fail, the "Carpal Tunnel Release" procedure is performed. The treatment depends on the severity of the pain and the presence of muscle weakness in your affected hand. Treatment options include:
Carpal tunnel syndrome is most often caused due to narrowing of the carpal tunnel that increases the pressure on the median nerve. This causes severe pain, numbness, tingling sensation, and muscle weakness. Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure that helps relieve the symptoms when other non-surgical methods fail to provide relief.
It is a surgical procedure involving cutting through the ligament around the wrist (transverse carpal ligament) that presses down the carpal tunnel. This facilitates more space for the median nerve to pass through the tunnel, thereby reducing the increased pressure exerted on the nerve.
The carpal tunnel release surgery is performed through two techniques, that include:
Open carpal tunnel release
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage present in the wrist that contains the median nerve and tendons passing through it. The tunnel is surrounded by the wrist bones on the bottom and the transverse carpal ligament across the top of the wrist. When the nerve is injured, it causes swelling around the carpal tunnel and other related symptoms.
Stages of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) include:
Stage 3 carpal tunnel syndrome is usually treated surgically through carpal tunnel release surgery.
The reasons that your surgeon would recommend a carpal tunnel release surgery may include:
Consult a neurologist (a doctor specializing in the disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves), if you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above. Your doctor will record your medical history to evaluate the signs and your general health to determine the treatment plan that best suits you.
Keep your doctor informed about the following:
The diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome can be confirmed through a physical examination of the affected hand, along with a few medical tests.
Carpal tunnel release surgery is an outpatient procedure (does not require hospitalization) typically performed under local anesthesia (numbs only the part that has been anesthetized).
Open carpal tunnel release
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
5. The procedure will usually take 30 to 45 minutes.
6. Your surgeon will close the incisions through stitches.
7. Your hand and wrist will be placed in a splint or bandage to keep you from moving your wrist.
You are expected to be sent home an hour after the surgery with a protective splint placed. This helps to protect your hand from any injury.
Carpal tunnel release surgery is an effective procedure that releases the pressure built within the carpal tunnel that squeezes the median nerve. It has the following benefits:
As with any surgical procedure, carpal tunnel release surgery is also associated with a few risks, such as:
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Yes. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common medical condition that affects your lifestyle, health, and quality of life. Hence, most health insurance and providers cover the cost of carpal tunnel release surgery.
Increased incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with the following risk factors:
The carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by the following reasons:
You must treat the condition if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. If left untreated, it can cause:
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