Carpal tunnel release is typically performed outpatient (meaning you go home the same day) under local anesthesia. Some surgeons make a small skin incision and use a small camera, called an endoscope, to cut the ligament from the inside of the carpal tunnel.
Although both open and endoscopic carpal tunnel releases provide definitive treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, many patients feel that they return more quickly to daily activities and work duties with the less invasive endoscopic procedure. Please discuss surgical options with your surgeon to determine the best treatment for you.
Following surgery you will have specific instructions by your surgeon or his/her nurse. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Some pain, swelling, and stiffness can be expected after surgery. You may be required to wear a wrist brace for up to 3 weeks. You may use your hand normally, taking care to avoid significant discomfort.
Minor soreness in the palm is common for several months after surgery. Weakness of pinch and grip may persist for up to 6 months.
For specific instructions from your surgeon, please visit the post operative page.
Source and for more information: American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Source and for additional information: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Mass informacion sobre Síndrome del túnel carpiano: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)