Carpal tunnel release is a surgery used to treat and potentially heal the painful condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is most likely a congenital predisposition (something that runs in families) – some people simply have smaller carpal tunnels than others. Carpal tunnel syndrome can also be caused by injury, such as a sprain or fracture, or repetitive use of a vibrating tool. It's also been linked to pregnancy, diabetes, thyroid disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. During a carpal tunnel release, a surgeon cuts through the ligament that is pressing down on the carpal tunnel. This makes more room for the median nerve and tendons passing through the tunnel, and usually improves pain and function.
Dr. Michael K. Kim usually performs the surgery with a regional anestestic to numb the hand and wrist, then in an open release surgery, the Dr. Kim cuts about a 2-inch incision on the wrist. Then he uses common surgical instruments to cut the carpal ligament and enlarge the carpal tunnel.
Why choose Dr. Michael K. Kim to repair carpal tunnel syndrome?
Quite simply, no one in the Fort Myers or Naples area has the accreditation or experience like Dr. Kim. Dr. Michael K. Kim is Board Certified in Subspecialty of Surgery of the Hand with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Check out this article.