Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon Professor Yazar is available in his private practice based in Nisantasi, Istanbul for appointments to provide detailed and tailored information on the procedure.
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
The Carpal tunnel, which is located inside the wrist, is a space where the median nerve and tendons pass through. The inner pressure of the tunnel can increase as a result of various diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis), injuries, fluid retention during pregnancy, overuse or repetitive hand motion. Increased inner pressure causes compression on the nerve which results in symptoms such as numbness, pain, tingling and weakening of the grip. The disease which shows up with these symptoms is called the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
What is the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
In some cases, the use of a splint and anti-inflammatory drugs (cortisone, acetylsalicylic acid, ibuprofen) can be enough for the treatment. If these methods do not work, surgery might be required. In carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, an incision from the mid palm to the wrist is performed, and tissues that compress the nerve are incised.