Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by constant pressure within the wrist, to the median nerve. You might experience reoccurring pain, constant tingling sensation, or numbness of the fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by multiple conditions such as: motion repetition or constant use, injury to nerves found in wrists or arthritis.
Step 1 – Anesthesia
In order to assure patient comfort during the carpal tunnel procedure, the proper medications will always be given. Our patients will have the option of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Spindel will always recommend the best choice for his patients.
Step 2 – The incision
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Relief
Pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel must be relieved to repair this condition. An incision is made from the middle of the palm to the wrist, allowing access to the constricted tissue causing pressure on the nerve. The release on the median nerve gives relief you previously experienced.
Step 3 – Closing the incisions
Depending on your condition and type of treatment you may have incisions that need to be closed with removable sutures or your plastic surgeon may use non-removable sutures.
Step 4 – See the results
The results of hand surgery will appear gradually as swelling subsides. Your final outcome may not be realized for several months.