In the wrist area, the carpal bones form a relatively narrow canal in which tendons, blood vessels and nerves run. This channel is delimited on the palm side by a very tight band of connective tissue. The increase in volume within the wrist canal - caused by injuries and tumors, but in most cases simply by swelling of the tissue - puts pressure on the structures running in the wrist canal. The nerve tissue, in the special case the median nerve, reacts most sensitively to an increase in pressure. Nerve conduction disorders occur. These express themselves as sensory disturbances on the 1st to 3rd finger, pain in the hand that can radiate to the forearm, and possibly also lead to muscle weakness in the area of the ball of the thumb.
The decision to release a carpal tunnel requires well-founded decision-making and must be accompanied by detailed explanations and information.
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