Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
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Understanding Carpal Tunnel Release:

Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure aimed at relieving symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. This procedure involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to alleviate pressure on the median nerve and restore normal hand function.

Indications for Surgery:

Carpal tunnel release may be recommended for patients experiencing:

  • Numbness, tingling, or pain in the hand and fingers, especially at night.
  • Weakness or difficulty gripping objects due to median nerve compression.
  • Persistent symptoms that have not responded to conservative treatments such as splinting, corticosteroid injections, or physical therapy.

The Surgical Procedure:

At Neo TrueNorth, carpal tunnel release is performed as a minimally invasive outpatient procedure:

  • Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the hand and wrist, ensuring patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Incision: A small incision is made at the base of the palm or wrist, providing access to the carpal tunnel.
  • Release: The transverse carpal ligament is carefully cut to relieve pressure on the median nerve, allowing it to function properly.
  • Closure: The incision is closed with sutures or surgical tape, and a sterile dressing is applied to promote healing.

Postoperative Care:
Following surgery, patients receive personalized care and guidance to aid in their recovery:

  • Recovery: Patients can typically return home the same day and resume light activities within a few days, with full recovery expected within several weeks.
  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain medications or prescription pain relievers may be prescribed to manage postoperative discomfort.
  • Hand Therapy: Hand therapy exercises and techniques may be recommended to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the hand and wrist.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Carpal Tunnel Release:

  • Expert Surgeons: Our board-certified hand surgeons specialize in carpal tunnel release procedures, providing expert care and precise surgical techniques.
  • Minimally Invasive Approach: We utilize minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to minimize pain, scarring, and recovery time for our patients.
  • Comprehensive Support: Our multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive support, including preoperative evaluation, surgical intervention, and postoperative care, ensuring a positive treatment experience.
  • Advanced Facilities: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with modern surgical facilities and diagnostic tools to deliver safe, effective, and successful carpal tunnel release procedures.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are dedicated to helping you regain hand function, alleviate pain, and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our carpal tunnel release services.

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