127(5) CME – Adult Peripheral Nerve Disorders––Nerve Entrapment, Repair, Transfer and Brachial Plexus Disorders- Video 1 – Nerve Decompression – Median Nerve in the Wrist.
This video demonstrates a carpal tunnel release surgery being performed by decompressing the median nerve in the wrist through the carpal tunnel. This procedure involves transecting the transverse carpal ligament. From the “Adult Peripheral Nerve Disorders––Nerve Entrapment, Repair, Transfer and Brachial Plexus Disorders” CME, May 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Presented with Permission from Washington University School of Medicine, nervesurgery.wustl.edu.
Susan E. Mackinnon, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 127(5):105e-118e, May 2011