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    The carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by intense and long compression of the median nerve that runs along the channel in the wrist. It is caused by inflammatory edema of the nerves and surrounding tissues, as well as post-traumatic or degenerative tightening of the limited space of the carpal tunnel. Symptoms of this condition are initially a tingling sensation in the wrist and fingers. As the disease progresses, the muscles at the withers are atrophied, the grip is weakened and the hand cannot be clenched into a fist, the lack of precision and the loss of objects held in the hand.

    Surgery relieves pressure in the carpal tunnel, usually by decompressing the transverse ligament at the level of the median nerve. The procedure is most often performed with the endoscopic technique under local anesthesia.

    Before the procedure, the most important thing is a medical examination and a detailed interview regarding the development of carpal tunnel disease. Additional tests to confirm the diagnosis include: EMG, USG or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The patient is qualified for surgery after consultation with the doctor performing the procedure.

    The average time to return to daily functioning depends on the professional activity undertaken – it usually ranges from 4 to 8 weeks. During the rehabilitation period, it is recommended to perform gentle hand massages and low-intensity rehabilitation exercises.

    Carpal tunnel surgery is routine and usually proceeds without complications. Dressings should be changed every 3 days to help the wound heal faster. Proper hygiene and administration of aseptic agents reduce the risk of a bacterial infection entering.

    About the procedure

    The carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by intense and long compression of the median nerve that runs along the channel in the wrist. It is caused by inflammatory edema of the nerves and surrounding tissues, as well as post-traumatic or degenerative tightening of the limited space of the carpal tunnel. Symptoms of this condition are initially a tingling sensation in the wrist and fingers. As the disease progresses, the muscles at the withers are atrophied, the grip is weakened and the hand cannot be clenched into a fist, the lack of precision and the loss of objects held in the hand.

    Surgery relieves pressure in the carpal tunnel, usually by decompressing the transverse ligament at the level of the median nerve. The procedure is most often performed with the endoscopic technique under local anesthesia.

    Preparation

    Before the procedure, the most important thing is a medical examination and a detailed interview regarding the development of carpal tunnel disease. Additional tests to confirm the diagnosis include: EMG, USG or Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The patient is qualified for surgery after consultation with the doctor performing the procedure.

    Convalescence

    The average time to return to daily functioning depends on the professional activity undertaken – it usually ranges from 4 to 8 weeks. During the rehabilitation period, it is recommended to perform gentle hand massages and low-intensity rehabilitation exercises.

    Precautions

    Carpal tunnel surgery is routine and usually proceeds without complications. Dressings should be changed every 3 days to help the wound heal faster. Proper hygiene and administration of aseptic agents reduce the risk of a bacterial infection entering.

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