CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE (OPEN TECHNIQUE)
This surgical procedure treats the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. It relieves pressure on a nervethat travels through your wrist. This nerve is called the “median” nerve.
In preparation for the procedure, your wrist and hand are anesthetized. The surgeon makes a small incision in your skin at the base of your palm. This exposes a band of tissue called the “transverse carpal ligament.”
This ligament spans across the carpal bones of the hand. It forms the space called the “carpal tunnel.”
RELIEVING THE PRESSURE
The surgeon carefully divides this ligament. This creates more space within the carpal tunnel. It relieves pressure on the median nerve.
END OF PROCEDURE AND AFTERCARE
When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed. Your wrist and hand are bandaged and maybe placed in a splint. You will be monitored for a brief time and then allowed to go home. As you heal, you will begin physical therapy. Your healthcare provider will give you instructions to help your recovery.
SIERRA NEUROSURGERY GROUP RESOURCES
All Sierra Neurosurgery Group physicians–Dr. Joseph Walker, Dr. John Davis, Dr. Dante F. Vacca, Dr. Hilari L. Fleming, Dr. Jay Morgan, Dr. Deven Khosla, Dr. David Leppla, Dr. Christopher Demers, and Dr. Michael S. B. Edwards–have extensive experience performing successful lumbar laminectomies and alleviating their patients’ pain, radiating numbness, weakness and cramping.
Dr. Morgan, When I first met you, I knew I could
trust you & what you say.
My first surgery was pain free. My second surgery was pain free & corrected the pinched nerves.
Everything you told me was true. Your knowledge of medicine & your truthfulness is so refreshing. You
really care about your patients. You answered all of my questions with straight talk.
I wish I could reward you in some way.
God Bless you and your family. — John M.