During open carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. An incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand which allows the doctor to see the transverse carpal ligament. After the ligament is cut and the nerve decompressed, the skin is closed with stitches. The gap where the ligament was cut is left alone and eventually fills with scar tissue.
"My whole life has changed since Dr. Nelson implanted my deep brain stimulation three months ago. I don't have the tremors I used to have, and my general outlook on life has improved very much. I now feel like going out and interacting with society! One of the biggest gifts of DBS has been my new ability to just sit still or go for a walk without tremor. The worst part about DBS was the bad haircut! Ha-ha!" Read testimonials
"My whole life has changed since Dr. Nelson implanted my deep brain stimulation three mo..." Read testimonials