Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery for New Albany, IN, Residents
Carpal tunnel release surgery is one of our specialties at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic, an independently owned practice that has been providing world-class expertise to residents of New Albany, Indiana, and surrounding communities since 1974. If the effects of carpal tunnel syndrome are taking away from your quality of life, we encourage you to consult with our board-certified orthopedic surgeons about what treatment options may be available to you.
When Is Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Necessary?
The goal of carpal tunnel release surgery is to treat carpal tunnel syndrome—the uncomfortable condition characterized by pressure on the median nerve where it runs through the carpal tunnel, a narrow passageway of ligaments and bones located in the wrist. Many cases of carpal tunnel syndrome can be effectively addressed through conservative approaches like wrist splinting, corticosteroid injections, and anti-inflammatory medications, but surgical treatment is sometimes recommended to “release” the ligament that is pressing against the median nerve.
What Does Surgical Treatment Entail?
Carpal tunnel release surgery can often be performed endoscopically, which involves using a special surgical instrument with a camera on the end (endoscope) to increase the surgeon’s visibility and reduce the necessary size of incisions. This minimally invasive approach typically results in a faster recovery period and less post-operative discomfort. Less commonly, a traditional “open” surgery—which involves a larger incision—may be necessary to access and release the ligament that’s placing pressure on the median nerve.
Take the Next Step
Contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today to schedule an appointment, during which you can learn more about carpal tunnel release surgery and find out if it’s right for you. You may also schedule a telemedicine appointment if you’d like to consult with us virtually. Our team accepts most health insurance plans and is proud to serve residents of New Albany.