Peripheral Nerve Decompression
Peripheral Nerve Decompression encompasses three procedures we perform:
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Ulnar Nerve Decompression
- Peroneal Nerve Decompression
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release is a procedure specifically used to treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The surgeon cuts through the carpal ligament, which in turn creates more room for the nerves and tendons that are causing the pain and discomfort.
Ulnar Nerve Decompression
Ulnar nerve decompression is a procedure designed to explore the region around the elbow, where the Ulnar Nerves pass. Damage to the ulnar nerve can cause a permanent sensation of numbness or tingling, similar to when you hit your ‘funny bone’.
The procedure is done under a local anesthetic. An incision is made so the surgeon can visualize the ulnar nerve. The entire nerve is explored in the forearm until it passes through the tricep muscle. Once explored, repositioned and decompressed the incision is closed with stitches.
Peroneal Nerve Decompression
Decompression of the peroneal nerve is performed through a small incision during which the skin is incised, and then the peroneal nerve is identified under the skin and followed to where it is compressed by fascia and muscle near the fibular head. All compression points are released and it is made certain the fibula itself is not compressing the nerve. The skin is closed with sutures that absorb by themselves under the skin.