Carpal Tunnel Surgery

At Surgical Solutions Network, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons perform carpal tunnel release surgery at our facilities in Canada to treat carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand and wrist. They use minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques for minimal scarring and fast recovery times.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery With Surgical Solutions Network

Patients from across Canada and worldwide choose Surgical Solutions for carpal tunnel release surgery. Our orthopedic and plastic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. They are committed to helping treat your carpal tunnel syndrome so you regain full motion in your hand and wrist. Our patient-centred philosophy means we strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care and a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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What Does Carpal Tunnel Surgery Treat?

Carpal tunnel release surgery treats the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and fingers. Carpal tunnel syndrome results from pressure on the median nerve, which controls how the fingers and thumb move and feel. Sufferers feel numbness and “pins and needles” sensations in their fingers, as well as experiencing a general weakness in the hand.

The median nerve runs through the carpal tunnel, a narrow area in the wrist containing ligaments and bones. If the pressure on the median nerve is left untreated, the muscles in the hand and wrist can weaken or even waste away.

Who Is a Candidate for Carpal Tunnel Surgery?

Carpal tunnel surgery is most commonly recommended in cases where:

  • Other treatments, such as physiotherapy and pain medication, haven’t resolved the symptoms.
  • There has been pain and numbness in the hand and fingers over many months.
  • There is difficulty gripping or performing other common actions with the hand and fingers.

Carpal Tunnel Surgery Results

Carpal tunnel release surgery can eliminate hand and wrist pain and other carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms and restore function and strength to the hand.

How Is Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Performed?

Carpal tunnel surgery typically requires only local anesthesia, which means the patient is awake during the procedure, but the hand and wrist are completely numb. The surgeon first makes a small incision in the wrist and possibly another in the arm and uses small instruments, including a tiny camera (an endoscope), to perform the surgery and release the pressure on the median nerve. The surgeon then stitches the incision(s) closed and puts a bandage on the wrist.

What Happens After Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. Carpal tunnel release surgery is typically outpatient surgery that doesn’t require an overnight stay. Patients typically can return home on the day of surgery in the care of a trusted adult. They often need help initially because they will only have one functioning hand while recovering.

Patients are likely to need to keep the bandage on their wrist for the first 1 or 2 weeks, after which it’s possible to start using the hand for everyday activities, such as driving.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?

While experiences vary, it can take from 10 to 12 weeks to regain full strength in the hand. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, which means recovery can be faster than after open surgery.

Next Steps: Book Your Carpal Tunnel Surgery Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your carpal tunnel surgery needs with our orthopedic surgeons, contact us using our online form to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications

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