We know that some conditions, if left untreated, will deteriorate and lead to permanent poor function and pain in the hand. For this reason, we’re proud to offer surgical treatments for a number of common issues affecting the hands, so you can enjoy a restored range of motion.
Carpal Tunnel Release
Nerves that pass from the wrist into the palm must travel through a tunnel made up of bone and a strong ligament. In some cases, this tunnel can tighten, affecting the function of these nerves. Initially, this results in pain and tingling in the hand, which can be improved by wringing the hands. Eventually, if left untreated, this can permanently affect the nerves and the muscles they supply, resulting in permanent weakness and numbness in the hands.
Investigation of this condition relies on the clinical judgment of the surgeon and sometimes the need for nerve conduction studies. This will help us to pinpoint the cause of the constriction and in most cases confirm the tight ligament at the wrist should be released. The procedure to release the nerve takes 30 minutes and leaves a scar at the wrist/palm. Relief from the constriction can be instantaneous unless the nerve is already permanently damaged.