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Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of increased pressure on the median nerve inside the wrist. It has multiple causes and can often be treated by conservative treatment methods. When conservative treatment is unsuccessful, surgical release of the transverse carpal ligament is often recommended.
Carpal tunnel release is a proven surgical procedure with predictable results and a relatively low risk. A majority of patients gain significant if not total improvement in their symptoms as a result of this procedure.
Now that you have viewed the presentation, it is your doctor's hope that you have a better understanding of the procedure, including its risks, benefits and alternatives. Based on your desires and expectations, you and your doctor can now make a shared decision about your health care.
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