Physical Therapy in Plaistow for Hand
Welcome to Pinnacle Physical Therapy's patient resource about Open Carpal Tunnel Release.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve is squeezed as it courses through the wrist. The passageway through the wrist, called the carpal tunnel, is formed by the small wrist bones (carpals) on one side and a ligament on the other. In an open release for CTS, the surgeon makes an incision on the front of the wrist and hand in order to cut the ligament. The goal is to relieve pressure on the median nerve.
This guide will help you understand:
- what part of the wrist and hand are treated during surgery
- how surgeons perform the operation
- what to expect before and after the procedure
Related Document: Pinnacle Physical Therapy's Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome