Surgery Steps: An incision is made with a 15 blade in the palm of the hand towards the wrist. All nerves are taken care of to avoid injury. Retraction is accomplished using skin hooks, senns, or ragnel retractors. Dissection occurs with a small scissor and pickup such as . . .

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4 thoughts on “Carpal Tunnel Release

    • Diana Lei-aloha says:

      Hey Griselda, I just updated the post to include which suture is most commonly used. The draping sequence is listed near the bottom of the post, right after the “Patient Positioning” section.

      Drains are not used during Carpal Tunnel Releases.

      Let me know if you need any more info!


    • Diana Lei-aloha says:

      The epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous layers are all gone through to reach the ligament to be cut. The ligament pressing down on the nerve is sliced to make more room, but no specimen is usually taken. In rare cases, a foreign body or a substance that looks like gout may be taken out and sent to pathology.

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