Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Repair - Your Procedure - MedSelfEd Patient Education Videos and Pictures
PreOp Patient Education
Friday, July 03, 2020

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Repair


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
Your doctor will scrub thoroughly and will apply an antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incision will be made.
Your doctor will scrub thoroughly and will apply an antiseptic solution to the skin around the area where the incision will be made.
Next, the surgeon will numb the involved area of the hand and wrist with an anesthetic, either with a local injection or by completely blocking a nerve higher up on the arm.
Next, the surgeon will numb the involved area of the hand and wrist with an anesthetic, either with a local injection or by completely blocking a nerve higher up on the arm.
When the operative field is completely numb the surgeon will make an incision.
When the operative field is completely numb the surgeon will make an incision.
Skin and other tissue will be carefully drawn aside to expose the carpal ligament.
Skin and other tissue will be carefully drawn aside to expose the carpal ligament.
Then the surgeon will cut the ligament,
Then the surgeon will cut the ligament,
relieving pressure on the nerve that runs beneath it.
relieving pressure on the nerve that runs beneath it.
Finally the doctor will close the incision with fine sutures.
Finally the doctor will close the incision with fine sutures.
A sterile bandage will be applied and a splint will be put in place to prevent the wrist from moving while healing takes place.
A sterile bandage will be applied and a splint will be put in place to prevent the wrist from moving while healing takes place.

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