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Carpal Tunnel results from the median nerve being trapped in the wrist which causes numbness, tingling of the fingers an weakness of the thumb muscles. The surgery releases the band that has tightened around the median nerve. This is an outpatient surgery.
A bulky gauze dressing secured with ACE wraps will be around your hand and wrist. Keep your hand at the level of your heart to keep the swelling down. To make sure the swelling does not cause your bandage to decrease your blood flow to your hand, watch your fingers to make sure they are warm to touch and when squeezed, they go from white back to pink in color. Additional information about what precautions and safety measures you may need to take will be given by your doctor.
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Everyone is different in how they react to surgery. If you have questions or concerns, talk to your doctor.