What is carpal tunnel release?
At Active Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Hand Specialist, Dr. Carissa Meyer, has helped thousands of patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
In most cases, Dr. Meyer treats your carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms with nonsurgical treatment options like anti-inflammatory medications, a brace, physical therapy and more. If your symptoms do not improve, surgical intervention in the form of a carpal tunnel release may be recommended.
How is carpal tunnel release performed?
Your carpal tunnel release is performed as a 10-15 minute outpatient procedure. First, Dr. Meyer injects local anesthesia into your wrist. This numbs your wrist, hand, and fingers so you feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure. Steps that carry out the procedure include:
- A tiny wrist incision is made
- Muscles and tendons are gently retracted
- The transverse carpal ligament is cut
- The incision is carefully closed and sterilely dressed
A family member or friend drives you home as soon as you are alert and comfortable. Your wrist remains dressed for 1-2 weeks to protect your incision, but you can use your hand and fingers to perform activities that do not involve impact or heavy lifting.
Why choose Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?
Dr. Carissa Meyer is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Hand Specialist and her goal is to relieve your symptoms as quickly as possible. Please contact us as soon as you experience symptoms. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, Emerson & Elmwood Park.