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This is a procedure to relieve or reduce the symptoms of median nerve compression in the wrist.


Indications for surgery:

  • Numbness, tingling, burning, and pain that occur mostly in the thumb and index, middle, and ring fingers.
  • Intermittent electric-shock-like sensations that radiate from the wrist to these fingers
  • Pain or tingling that may travel up the forearm toward the shoulder
  • Weakness / loss of power in your hand caused by compression of the median nerve



The surgeon cuts the transvers ligament in your wrist to relieve the pressure on the median nerve that is causing the symptoms.


After Your Surgery:

You will have dressings on your hand after the surgery and your consultant will let you know how long these need to remain in place.  Your consultant will explain this further either in clinic prior to, or on the ward after your surgery.


Please speak to your consultant regarding any specific questions or queries you have about this surgery and the rehabilitation afterwards.