In-office Carpal Tunnel Release


Carpal tunnel release can be done effectively and safely with minimal resources in an office setting as opposed to the operating room. We successfully used in-office carpal tunnel release with local anesthesia and without the need for a tourniquet, sedation, or the full complement of surgical staff at a local Veteran Administration medical center. This article describes our protocol for patient selection, surgical setup, and technique for in-office carpal tunnel release.

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