What is a Carpal Tunnel Release?
Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by trapped nerve (median nerve) in your wrist.
This can result in weakness, pain, tingling and numbness in your hand and wrist. Pain may occasionally radiate up your arm.
This procedure involves cutting open the ligament (transverse carpal ligament) which covers the narrow carpal tunnel. The main aim is to relieve the pressure.