Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery; Everything You Need to Know

Carpal Tunnel Surgical Approach

Carpal Tunnel Surgery is becoming increasingly popular due to its long-lasting symptomatic relief and low complications rates. Moreover, by the time the majority of the patients consult a doctor for their Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, their pain and discomfort has progressed to a limit, which cannot be treated with non-operative measures alone.

The surgical procedure for this syndrome is usually performed by an experienced Neurosurgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, or Plastic Surgeon.

The most common techniques used for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery include Open Surgery, WALANT Surgery, and Endoscopic Surgery.

Open Surgery

Open Surgery

Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery is the type of surgery that is most commonly performed and may be divided into further subtypes, which include Extensile, Standard, and Mino Open techniques. The complication and reoperation rates for these surgeries are very low.

A majority of individuals who undergo Open Carpal Tunnel Release surgery require a surgical procedure on both of their wrists. Studies have found no major risks or side effects associated with bilateral open surgery. The minor postoperative side effects include the inability to open jars and household chores. Moreover, the cost of getting such surgery is also less.

Written by Greg M. Wilcox

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