In-office Carpal Tunnel Release

Abstract

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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