Carpal tunnel

For various reasons, the median nerve may be compressed within the carpal tunnel. This compression will progressively lead to disturbances in sensitivity (paresthesia), numbness or pain in the fingers, hand and can radiate in the arm to the elbow or shoulder.

In the absence of treatment, compression on the median nerve can lead in the most severe cases to permanent insensitivity of the first three fingers and sometimes paralysis of the thumb.

Arthroscopic technique : a miniature camera is inserted through a small incision (portal), and then your surgeon inserts miniature surgical instruments through other portals.

In order to free the compression performed on the median nerve, the surgeon will open the carpal tunnel after cutting the anterior carpal ligament. In case of lesions on the sheath surrounding the tendons (synovial sheath), it may be necessary to remove it completely or in part.

  • Anesthesia : loco regional
  • Technique : arthroscopy
  • Hospitalization : Outpatient care
  • Immobilization : no
  • Immediate soft rehabilitation
  • Post-operative visit : 6 to 8 weeks after surgery