Surgical release of the carpal tunnel

Tuan Anh Tran, Robert M Szabo

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This chapter details the steps in surgical release of the carpel tunnel. From the palmar side, the transverse carpal ligament is reached, and it is slowly released until full opening of the carpal tunnel. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, and sample operative dictation are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Antebrachial fascia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Median nerve
  • Palmar fascia
  • Superficial palmar arch
  • Transverse carpal ligament/flexor retinaculum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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