A) What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is excessive pressure on the median nerve. What are some causes and contributing factors that may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be caused by making the same hand and wrist motion, like using hand tools, typing on a keyboard, and using a mouse. [Ada] (B) What are some symptoms? Clumsiness of the hand when gripping objects Numbness or tingling in the thumb and next two or three fingers of one or both hands Numbness or tingling of the palm of the hand Pain that extends to the elbow Pain in the wrist or hand in one or both hands [Ada] (C) What is a carpal tunnel release? Carpal tunnel release is a surgery, where the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. What is a tenosynovectomy? Tenosynovectomy is a procedure performed to surgically excise the tendon sheath (a layer of membrane surrounding the tendon). Typically used to treat patients that have
- Spring '19
- Rousse, Justin R.
- Median nerve, carpal tunnel syndrome