Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: In most cases, carpal tunnel surgery is done under local anesthesia. During surgery, a cut is made in your palm. The roof (transverse carpal ligament) of the carpal tunnel is divided. This increases the size of the tunnel and decreases pressure on the nerve. Once the skin is closed, the ligament begins to heal and grow across the division. The new growth, and allows more space for the nerve and flexor tendons.. Complications:
- Nerve injury.
Dupuytren's Contracture: Surgery is recommended is confirmed through measurements over time that the disease is progressing. Some patients turn to surgical treatment when hand function is limited. Surgeries for Dupuytren’s contracture consist in removes the thickened bands of the finger to restore the finger motion. Sometimes the wound is left open and allowed to heal gradually. Complications are rare; risks of surgery include
- Nerve injury
- Stiffness of the fingers
Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist: The ganglion cyst can be removed through surgery, but this is no guarantee that the cyst will not grow again. Surgery may also include removing part of the involved joint capsule or tendon sheath. There may be some tenderness, discomfort, and swelling after surgery.