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How is carpal tunnel surgery performed?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: By proper surgeon

Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery.
An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this.

In brief: By proper surgeon

Carpal tunnel syndrome, if appropriately diagnosed, shold be treated non-surgically if possible and then if surgery is needed, should be performed by a reputable surgeon trained and skilled in this surgery.
An incision is made over the middle of the heels of the hand and wrist and down through a fibrous ligament to release pressure on the nerve. Ortho, neuro or plastic surgeons usually do this.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Open or endoscopic

Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament (tcl).
Open capal tunnel release utilizes direct visualization of the tcl, which is then cut through a palmar skin incision. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release uses a small wrist incision to enter the carpal tunnel with an endoscope. The tcl is incised through the scope with a retractable endoscopic knife.

In brief: Open or endoscopic

Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament (tcl).
Open capal tunnel release utilizes direct visualization of the tcl, which is then cut through a palmar skin incision. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release uses a small wrist incision to enter the carpal tunnel with an endoscope. The tcl is incised through the scope with a retractable endoscopic knife.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4hTY1vyrxg Jun 25, 2008 - Uploaded Real footage: Surgery video of endoscopic carpal tunnel release using the Agee proximal ...
Dr. Andrew Gutow
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several Methods

All surgeries cut the transverse carpal ligament (roof of the 'carpal tunnel') and make room to take pressure off the median nerve.
Surgery done with local, sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions usually from .75 to 4 cm performed open or with a cutting tome or endoscopically. Risks are higher with endoscopy but recovery faster. See http://carpaltunnelsyndromesurgery.Blogspot.Com/.

In brief: Several Methods

All surgeries cut the transverse carpal ligament (roof of the 'carpal tunnel') and make room to take pressure off the median nerve.
Surgery done with local, sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions usually from .75 to 4 cm performed open or with a cutting tome or endoscopically. Risks are higher with endoscopy but recovery faster. See http://carpaltunnelsyndromesurgery.Blogspot.Com/.
Dr. Andrew Gutow
Dr. Andrew Gutow
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