Carpal tunnel surgery also called carpal tunnel release surgery, is a procedure to separate transverse carpal ligament. For the patients who are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, this operation is performed but only if, the patient’s daily life activities are persistently influenced by it.
In carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve of the wrist is pressed in the carpal tunnel area leading to weakness in the muscle, tingling sensation, pain, numbness, and atrophy. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a result of some risk factors such as;
● Injury or trauma to the hand
● A narrow carpal wrist tunnel
When the carpal tunnel syndrome is mild, corticosteroid injections or night splints can be used for treatment to limit the symptoms. However, to provide relief, carpal tunnel release surgery is the only treatment that is known evenif it does not fully cure the condition.
Carpal tunnel release surgery has two main kinds:
● Open carpal tunnel surgery
● Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery
Patients who prefer endoscopic method can turn back to work faster and feel less pain in the recovery period. According to researches, both methods found to be effective to treat the symptoms, but more money and operation time are needed for endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery.
Over 350.000 patients in a year, only from the USA prefer this of surgery.