What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. It is very common and is a condition that will progressively worsen. There are several common causes of this condition which include; fractures and sprains, repetitive movements of the hand and wrist, congenital abnormalities and other medical conditions such as obesity, arthiritis and cysts to name a few.
What does the operation involve?
Carpal Tunnel syndrome can be treated conservatively although often surgery is required. Carpal Tunnel Release if performed endoscopically through very small incisions in the wrist and palm. The carpal tunnel ligament is released to relieve pressure on the nerve.
How soon will I recover?
In the recovery period you will be required to assist in reducing swelling by keeping your hand elevated and often a splint will be worn.