Orthopedic surgery of this sort alleviates carpal tunnel syndrome. It is caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. The tunnel is a narrow space. The median nerve gives the thumb and three middle fingers movement and sensibility. If it is damaged, it can cause many symptoms.
It is necessary to have an electromyography or pre-surgery nerve conduction speed evaluation, as well as basic medical checkup.
Orthopedic surgery will correct your carpal tunnel syndrome and your hand will recover its sensibility and strength.
Procedure – Orthopedic surgery required to cure carpal tunnel syndrome is ambulatory and performed under local or general anesthesia. The orthopedic surgeon will open a small incision in the wrist, then, he will cut the tissue that presses the nerves to alleviate pain.
After surgery, the wrist must be immobilized in a splint to bring the nerves back to normal. Usually, the splint is used all the time during the first two weeks, then once in a while the following month. It is common to experience moderate pain after surgery; medication will take care of that. Surgeons recommend keeping the hand up while sleeping.
Time for recovery will vary in each case. If the syndrome has been present for a long time, recovery might take longer. Moving your fingers and wrist a few days after surgery can help prevent stiffness.
Hospitalization – Ambulatory.
Time –Carpal tunnel surgery takes about 30 minutes.