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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Open Release Surgery

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist.  It occurs when the Median Nerve in the wrist is compressed.  Nerves carry messages between our brains, spinal cord, and body parts.  The Median Nerve carries signals for sensation and muscle movement.  When the Median Nerve is compressed or entrapped, it cannot function properly.  This syndrome has received much attention in the last few years because of suggestions that it may be linked with jobs that require repeated use of the hands.  In actual fact, little proof of this exists.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is more common in women and people between the ages of 30 and 60 years old.  It is the most common nerve entrapment syndrome and affects up to 10% of the population.  Individuals with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may feel numbness, pain, and a “tingly” sensation in their fingers, wrists, and arms.  They may have difficulty performing grasping and gripping activities because of discomfort or weakness.

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