Carpal tunnel surgery

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

The carpal tunnel or canal Connection is an area located in the anterior aspect of the wrist, crossed by numerous tendons. When this tunnel is reduced for any reason, increases the pressure inside and the median nerve ( which runs from the forearm into the hand ) is also compressed. This causes known as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy caused by the realization of repetitive movements of hands and wrists. Patients with this pathology suffer pain in the wrist and forearm, sensation of numbness, cramps and tingling in the thumb and forefinger, especially fingers. This syndrome should be treated by surgery carpal tunnel to avoid the appearance of weakness and atrophy in some muscles of the hand as well as clumsiness in handling objects. The operation consists carpal tunnel release the nerve and is performed both open or conventional manner, as by endoscopy. The pain after surgery disappears in a few days and the rest of the symptoms are decreasing in the short term, depending on the severity of the injury. In addition, carpal tunnel rehabilitation after surgery is necessary, by performing specific exercises hand movements or physiotherapy.

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