Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery at Specialty Surgical Center
As an outpatient surgery center, Specialty Surgical Center is equipped to safely provide a wide variety of medical procedures. Carpal tunnel surgery is a common procedure that is used to release pressure on the median nerve, which in turn relieves pain in the wrist and hand.
The carpal tunnel houses the median nerve in the wrist, and if inflamed, can narrow and cause pressure on the nerve, which then causes numbness, tingling, and pain. If left untreated, pain gets more severe and the patient may lose strength in their grip. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by repetitive use of the hands, and those who are obese, pregnant, or have hypothyroidism, diabetes or arthritis may be at a higher risk to develop carpal tunnel.
At Specialty Surgical Center, carpal tunnel release surgery is done in a safe outpatient setting, and patients are able to return home the same day. The hand surgeon will make an incision where the hand and wrist are joined, and the surgeon will cut the transverse carpal ligament, which will relieve the pressure on the median nerve. The incision will then be closed with stiches, and the patient will spend time in the recovery area and then be allowed to go home. Patients may be prescribed physical therapy or specific exercises to help regain strength and mobility of the wrist.
Those who have carpal tunnel surgery may experience pain relief shortly after the surgery, or it may take a few months before pain goes away.
For more information on carpal tunnel release surgery at Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey, contact us at 973-940-3166 or complete our information request form.
Specialty Surgical Center is located in Sparta, New Jersey and our staff consists of board certified surgeons and anesthesiologists performing procedures in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spinal Care, Podiatry, Urology, Pain Management, ENT, Hand Surgery, Lithotripsy, Brachytherapy, GYN and Laser Surgery.
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