Carpal Tunnel Decompression

A carpal tunnel decompression divides the ligament that makes up part of the carpal tunnel. This makes more room for the median nerve and tendons that pass through the tunnel.

About this Surgery

Used to treat: Carpal Tunnel

If the muscles in the hand and wrist are getting smaller because the nerve is being pinched, surgery will usually be done right away.

A carpal tunnel decompression divides the transverse carpal ligament that makes up part of the carpal tunnel. This makes more room for the median nerve and tendons that pass through the tunnel. Your surgeon may use an endoscope to perform this procedure in a minimally invasive way.

 

 

Please keep in mind that all treatments and outcomes are specific to the individual patient. Results may vary. Complications, such as infection, blood loss, and bowel or bladder problems are some of the potential adverse risks of surgery. Please consult your physician for a complete list of indications, warnings, precautions, adverse events, clinical results and other important medical information.