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Carpal Tunnel Release

Advanced surgery to treat the pain and weakness associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel release for carpal tunnel syndrome is a minimally-invasive surgical treatment option for patients who have not found relief from symptoms of the condition through non-surgical treatments such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Occupational therapy
  • Workplace modifications to improve seating and equipment used at work
  • Wrist splints
  • Corticosteroid injections

The Carpal Tunnel Release Procedure

In carpal tunnel release, the surgeon cuts through the carpal transverse ligament through a small incision on the palm of the hand to ease the pressure on the median nerve. In some cases, the tissue around the nerve is also removed. This procedure is sometimes performed with the use of an endoscope to view the inside of the wrist.

Carpal tunnel release for carpal tunnel syndrome is an outpatient surgical procedure typically performed under local anesthesia. After surgery, the wrist is in a splint for about a week. After that time, patients can begin motion exercises and/or a physical therapy program.

A Leader in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgical Treatment

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Department of Orthopedics offers the most current surgical and non-surgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome. Our team is comprised of world-class orthopaedic surgeons who are focused on providing the highest level of care for patients.