Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The syndrome of the carpal tunnel means a compression of the medianus nerve inside the carpal tunnel, distal to the wrist. This compression becomes evident with pain and sensitive problems referred to the medianus nerve: paraesthesia of the first 3 fingers on the volar site.
The compression is released by the section of the retinaculum flexorum: the space around the nerve increases and the symptoms improve. This operation should be done before permanent damage occured to the nerve.
In chronical compression other surgical procedures are adopted.
To define better the compression of a nerve and the present damage a neurological exam is necessary: EMG