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Using the guidance of an arthroscope, the orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the palm of the affected hand. An instrument is inserted and cuts the transverse carpel ligament, which frees up more room for the nerve and tendons. The area is stitched and over time, new growth heals the ligament while preserving the space.
One small incision is made in the lower palm.
Patients will normally be released the same day of surgery. Most patients will be undergo therapy with a hand therapist to help with recovery and mobility.
Most patients will feel better within a week. Full recovery can take several months and up to a year. Your doctor can advise you on what activities will help you regain your strength.
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Raleigh, NC 27610