Carpal Tunnel Hand Surgery
The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand that comprises the median nerve and tendons. Possibly caused by repetitive forced movements of the hand and wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve and the nine tendons that run along the carpal tunnel become inflamed. A corrective hand surgery can release the pressure on this nerve which allows for better blood supply and improved movement. Your surgeon may make an incision from the middle of your palm to your wrist. Some surgeons may opt for an alternate procedure known as endoscopic carpal tunnel release. During this minimally invasive hand surgery, he or she accesses the median nerve by inserting a tiny flexible tube with a light and lens (endoscope) through small incisions.