Carpal Tunnel Release is an effective arthroscopic surgical treatment for those experiencing chronic wrist pain and weakness as a result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The goal of this procedure is to release or decompress the nerve that is causing symptoms.
To begin Carpal Tunnel Release, one or more small incisions are made on the palm where pencil sized cameras and surgical instruments will be inserted. Next, a clear sterile fluid is injected that allows the surgeon to visualize the area in greater detail.
Once the median nerve has been identified, the transverse carpal ligament is trimmed or resected. This resection releases the pressure on the median nerve that was causing the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The incisions are closed with a small stitch or sterile strips.
Dr. Michael Russonella is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and specializes in Sports Medicine. He completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the American Sports Medicine Institute as well as his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the prestigious North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York. Dr. Russonella utilizes the latest in both non-surgical and surgical treatments to treat athletes of all ages and is an expert in the utilization of arthroscopic surgical techniques.