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What's the name of the surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Shana Weiss
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Carpal tunnel releas

In brief: Carpal tunnel releas

Carpal tunnel release.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Median nerve release

Carpal tunnel surgery can be done endoscopically (through a camera inserted in a small incision) or open (standard surgery exposing the internal anatomy).
Basically, it is a median nerve release but cutting the carpal ligament which holds down the nerve. The median nerve is one of the 3 major nerves running through the wrist. When this nerve is compressed, it causes carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Median nerve release

Carpal tunnel surgery can be done endoscopically (through a camera inserted in a small incision) or open (standard surgery exposing the internal anatomy).
Basically, it is a median nerve release but cutting the carpal ligament which holds down the nerve. The median nerve is one of the 3 major nerves running through the wrist. When this nerve is compressed, it causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
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