Carpal Tunel release procedure
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a syndrome of neuralgia in the part of the hand that is supplied by the median nerve.
The reported ailments include the feeling of numbness, tingling, and paraesthesia that occur mainly within fingers II and III. In the initial stage of the disease, there is a feeling of numbness and sensory disorders occurring mostly at night. With the course of time, the ailments get worse and worse. The carpal tunnel is located on the palm of the hand and it is surrounded by the wrist bones from three sides and by the transverse ligament of the hand from the top. It is a structure through which nerves, blood vessels and tendons pass. In the carpal tunnel syndrome comes there is a situation where all the structures can no longer fit in the tunnel and cause crushing of the median nerve into the transverse ligament of the hand. The oppressed middle nerve is responsible for pain and paraesthesia. Prolonged pressure on the middle nerve causes its destruction and aggravation of the pain.
In order to remove the cause of the ailment, a procedure that involves release of the carpal tunnel needs to be performed. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia. There is no feeling of pain in the place where the operation takes place. The surgeon performs a cut on the palm of the wrist. Next, the lateral ligament is located and cut, causing release of the compressed median nerve. In situations where the median nerve is strongly compressed, the surgeon may inject an anesthetic drug into the median nerve sheath.
Before going home, the patient will be informed of the recommended rehabilitation method.