Nerve Surgery & Tendon Transfers Procedures

Carpal Tunnel Release

A carpal tunnel release is performed by decompressing the median nerve in the wrist through the carpal tunnel. This procedure involves transecting the transverse carpal ligament.

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An incision is made ulnar to the thenar crease between the palmar sensory territories of the median and ulnar nerve. In addition, this approach allows for the division of the transverse carpal ligament well away from the median nerve.


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