Carpal tunnel release surgery is used to treat and potentially heal the pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, you must undergo numerous nonsurgical treatments, such as over-the-counter medications, physical therapy, wrist points, and epidural injections. But if all conservative solutions fail, a carpal tunnel release surgery might be your only solution. Brand Surgical Institute performs a highly personalized carpal tunnel release surgery to alleviate wrist pain and restore mobility.
How can Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery help you?
How does carpal tunnel release surgery work?
The carpal tunnel is the narrow passageway in the wrist through which the median nerve and tendons flow, allowing you to move your fingers. The carpal tunnel is made of the transverse carpal ligament on top of the wrist and the bones on the bottom of the wrist. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when injuries, fractures, trauma, arthritic changes, or underlying medical conditions lead to a swelling of the tissues, which creates pressure on the median nerve, leading to numbness and tingling sensations in the hand and fingers.
Carpal tunnel release surgery makes more space for the median nerve passing through the carpal tunnel. The surgeon uses specialized tools to cut the ligament pressing down on the median nerve, thus allowing the nerve to pass through the carpal tunnel without interruption. Carpal tunnel release surgery is only meant for patients with severe carpal tunnel and only after all non-surgical treatments have been attempted. Our surgeons use endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques to perform carpal tunnel release surgery and ensure a quick recovery.
You are the ideal candidate for carpal tunnel release surgery if:
- You are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Non-surgical pain management solutions, such as medications, physical therapy, wrist splints, and epidural injections do not relieve pain.
- The muscles of the hands or wrists are weak and getting smaller because of the severe pinching of the median nerve.
- Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome have lasted more than 6 months with no relief.
What happens during carpal tunnel release surgery?
Brand Surgical Institute uses minimally invasive techniques to perform carpal tunnel release surgery. The surgeon will administer local anesthesia to numb your hand and wrist, ensuring a comfortable experience. The surgeon makes two half-inch incisions on the wrist and palm. The surgeon inserts an endoscope through one incision and the surgical instruments through the other incision. Under endoscopic guidance, the surgeon cuts the carpal ligament and stitches the incisions.
What is recovery like after carpal tunnel release surgery?
You will have to wear a wrist splint for a few days after carpal tunnel release surgery to stabilize the region. You may experience pain and discomfort in your hands for a few days, but you can take pain medications to alleviate discomfort. Once the splint is removed, you will be asked to start physical therapy to regain strength and mobility. The recovery period may last for a few weeks or months, depending on your condition.
Schedule a consultation for carpal tunnel release surgery in Glendale, CA
Brand Surgical Institute is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center specializing in spinal surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, and pain management. Our surgeons use cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques to treat the root cause of your pain conditions. If you have carpal tunnel syndrome, our surgeons perform highly personalized surgical treatments to alleviate wrist pain and restore mobility in your hands. Please schedule an appointment to explore your carpal tunnel release surgery options in Glendale.