Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve as it passes through your wrist under the carpal tunnel ligament. This causes pins and needles and numbness in your fingers, which can make handling or gripping objects extremely difficult if not impossible. Carpal tunnel syndrome is common in people who overuse their hands for repetitive motions such as typing for hours on a keyboard or close work that requires fine motor skills. Carpal tunnel surgery is sometimes needed to ease pressure on the nerve.
Wrist surgery may also be necessary for people with arthritis of the wrist joint. This is common among people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. If the joint is very painful and does not respond to conservative treatment, wrist surgery may be necessary. If moving your hand up, down and sideways is very painful and it’s very difficult to twist your forearm or turn (supinate) the palm of your hand upwards, you may need surgery.
The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to help you keep some wrist movement and eliminate pain.
At our orthopedic center, we treat people of all ages from all around the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia including Martinsburg, Charles Town, Kearneysville, Hagerstown MD and Winchester VA. If you have any questions about carpal tunnel wrist surgery, please do not hesitate to call our office at 304-263-5129.