Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Puerto Rico, Orthopedic Procedure
Carpal tunnel surgery relieves severe symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The surgeon divides a ligament in the patient’s wrist to relieve nerve pressure.
During surgery, the patient will sit in a chair, or recline on a surgical table. Local anesthesia will be injected into the patient’s wrist and the palm of the hand. There are two types of carpal tunnel surgery. Both surgeries are performed quickly, generally within 20 minutes.
Open carpal tunnel surgery
In open surgery, the surgeon makes a single cut (3 to 4cm long) near the base of the palm. The carpal ligament is divided to relieve pressure on the median nerve. Upon completion, the incision is closed.
Keyhole carpal tunnel surgery
The surgeon will make either one or two small cuts (about 1 to 2cm long). The first cut is on the inside of the wrist. The second cut may be in the palm of the hand. The surgeon inserts small instruments and a telescopic camera through the cuts. The carpal ligament is then divided to relieve pressure on the median nerve. Upon completion, the incision is closed.
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