Definition of Carpal tunnel release
Carpal tunnel release is surgery to treat . Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain and weakness in the hand that is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery (2/3/2009). – 5/25/2010