Carpal Tunnel Decompression (Orthopedic)
Body Area: Arms / Hands
Body Parts: Palm
Symptoms: Numbness or Tingling
Carpal tunnel decompression surgery attempts to relieve pressure on the nerve by opening up the carpal tunnel, usually by cutting the roof of the tunnel. The surgery incision is usually on the palm side of the hand. Carpal tunnel decompression can be done under general or local anesthesia.