Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Chesterfield, MO
This surgical procedure treats the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. It relieves pressure on a nerve that travels through your wrist. This nerve is called the “median” nerve.
The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Woods Mill Orthopedics specialize in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’re experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome in the St. Louis area, contact us to schedule an appointment. Please call (314) 576-013 to schedule a consultation at our orthopedic clinic in Chesterfield & O’Fallon, MO today!
How to Prepare for Carpal Tunnel Treatment
In preparation for the procedure, your wrist and hand are anesthetized. The surgeon makes a small incision in your skin at the base of your palm. This exposes a band of tissue called the “transverse carpal ligament.” This ligament spans across the carpal bones of the hand. It forms the space called the “carpal tunnel.”
How to Relieve the Pressure
Your surgeon at Woods Mill Orthopedics carefully divides this ligament. This creates more space within the carpal tunnel. It relieves pressure on the median nerve.
End of Procedure and Aftercare
When the procedure is complete, the incision is closed. Your wrist and hand are bandaged and may be placed in a splint. You will be monitored for a brief time and then allowed to go home. As you heal, you will begin physical therapy. Your care team at Woods Mill Orthopedics will give you instructions to help your recovery.
Schedule an Appointment for Carpal Tunnel Treatment in Chesterfield & O’Fallon, MO
If you have pain related to carpal tunnel syndrome and are in need of orthopedic care, contact Woods Mill Orthopedics for the diagnosis and treatment of your condition. To learn more or schedule an appointment at our orthopedic treatment center in Chesterfield or O’Fallon, MO, please call (314) 576-7013 today.