Carpal tunnel release is a surgery that’s used to treat and potentially heal the painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.
Do you spend your days using a computer, sorting mail or assembling small parts? If your workplace duties put stress on your wrists, you may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.
In some cases, a diagnosis can be made simply based on a physical examination. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.
This disease usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. This may develop into a hard lump or thick band that eventually causes the fingers to contract.
Common hand problems include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ganglion cysts.
Many different types of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the underlying cause of the problem.
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