Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Chapel Hill, NC
The median nerve is the nerve that extends from the forearm into the palm of the hand. Carpal syndrome occurs when this nerve is pinched or squeezed at the wrist. The aim of carpal tunnel surgery is to release the pressure on this nerve. Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center offers carpal tunnel surgery to residents of Chapel Hill, NC and other surrounding cities. A report by the University of Maryland University Center estimates that as many as 500,000 people undergo surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome in the United States, annually. Some of the considerations to determine if a patient is eligible for this procedure include:
- 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
Generally, when these symptoms are identified, it is best to carry out the surgery within three years to increase the chance of success for the surgery. Your surgeon will make the determination regarding the best technique for carrying out the surgery, including the mini-open approach, and endoscopy surgery. Residents of Chapel Hill, NC, can contact Coley Cosmetic & Hand Surgery Center to find out some more about carpal tunnel surgery.