Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Burlington, NC
Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to the squeezing or pinching of the median nerve (that extends from the forearm to the palm) at the wrist. This condition results in a variety of symptoms for patients, including numbness and pain. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to release the pressure on the nerve, alleviating the pain and other symptoms. Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers carpal tunnel surgery to residents of Burlington, NC, and other nearby cities. When carpal tunnel syndrome has been diagnosed, the best chances for the success of a carpal tunnel release surgery occur within three years of diagnosis. Some of the factors for determining the eligibility of patients for surgery include the following:
- Symptoms last up to six months or longer.
- Muscles located in the base of the palm show shrinkage signs.
- Patient experiences persistent numbness.
- Symptoms occur within 30 seconds during the application of a Phalen’s test.
The surgery will involve cutting the ligament to free the median nerve. This may involve the use of the open release procedure, or the less invasive endoscopy. Residents of Burlington, NC, can contact Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center for more information about carpal tunnel surgery.