Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped in the tunnel between the wrist ligament and the carpal bones.

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets trapped in the tunnel between the wrist ligament and the carpal bones.

The small bones of the wrist are called the carpal bones. A ligament lies across the front of the wrist attached to the carpal bones at either side. Between the ligament and the carpal bones is a small space called the carpal tunnel. One of the main nerves to the hand, the median nerve, and the tendons to the fingers run through this tunnel.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve gets compressed in this tunnel. It is a fairly common condition affecting up to 1% of people at some stage in their life. Women are affected more often than men and there may be a family history of the condition.

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    Available at the following clinics:
     

    Westbury

    Chippenham

    Gloucester

    Syston

    Swindon

    The following staff perform Carpal Tunnel Surgery:

    Dr Olly Bradford

    Dr Dan Lashbrook