Intervention at the Carpal Tunnel


Carpal tunnel surgery is the surgical operation indicated for those suffering from a severe form of carpal tunnel syndrome. The purpose of the intervention is the decompression of the median nerve, obtained through a section of the carpal ligament located at the level of the wrist.

Figure: open surgery to the carpal tunnel. From the site:

The procedure requires specific preparation, takes place under local anesthesia and can take place in two ways: open, that is, by incising the skin for several centimeters, or closed, that is, in arthroscopy.
Recovery times vary based on several factors, such as the type of procedure adopted, physiotherapy and the work done daily by the patient.
The results are satisfactory, although complications can sometimes arise.

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