What happens during surgery?
You’ll usually only have carpal tunnel syndrome surgery if your symptoms are moderate or severe. It’s performed one of the following two ways - open carpal tunnel surgery or keyhole carpal tunnel surgery. Open surgery involves having a single cut near the base of your palm. And keyhole surgery means your surgeon will make one or two smaller cuts in your wrist and hand.
Both types of surgery are done under local anaesthesia. Your surgeon will cut the carpal ligament, one of the tissues that connect the bones in your wrist together, to reduce pressure on the median nerve, which runs through your wrist to your hand.
You’ll be allowed to go home the same day as your surgery.