Advantages of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

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Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome has evolved from an "open" procedure (a long surgical incision from the forearm to the mid-palm) requiring several months of recovery to an endoscopic procedure, requiring a half inch cut in the front of the wrist. Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery requires a bandage for a few days, no visible stitches, less pain and a more rapid return to normal activities. Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is intended to provide more space for the nerve and tendons, so that swelling will not put dangerous amounts of pressure on the nerve. It is usually done through an incision on the palm or the front of the wrist.



Harris Gellman

Harris Gellman, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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