The procedure eases the pain and numbness in your hand caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.
To relieve pressure on your median nerve, your surgeon will cut the ligament that runs across the front of your wrist bones. Pressure on the median nerve is caused by swelling inside your wrist and causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
You will have a formal consultation with your Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests such as scans or blood tests are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
You’ll meet with your consultant again and the surgical team.
You’ll be given a local anaesthetic so you’ll stay awake but won’t be able to feel anything in your wrist or hand.
Your surgeon will make an incision then carry out the operation to cut your ligament which sits across the front of your wrist using the technique you will have discussed previously. Your operation will take around 20 minutes
You’ll be able to go home on the same day of your operation.
How long it takes to recover from your surgery will depend on your general health and how severe your carpal tunnel syndrome is.
Your consultant will be able to tell you more about your expected recovery.
Able to wriggle fingers
Return to work (depending on your job)
Back to your normal activities
Even after you’ve left hospital, we’re still here when you need us.
If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery you can call and speak to a member of the nursing team at any time, please call 01424 757459.
Your surgery will be performed by your consultant surgeon.