Carpal Tunnel Release (Open)

Carpal Tunnel Release (Open)

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Carpal tunnel release is a procedure to relieve the symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. The operation involves dividing a ligament in your wrist to relieve pressure on a nerve that controls your movement and feeling.

You usually lie on your back, with your arm stretched out on an operating board by your side. You will have an inflatable strap placed around the top of your arm to reduce blood flow. The strap is inflated until it fully stops blood from flowing into your hand.

Your doctor will then make a cut near the bottom of your palm and divide your carpal ligament to relieve pressure on your median nerve. Once completed, the doctor will close the cut in your skin with stitches and put on a bandage. You may need to wear a wrist splint.

The procedure usually takes around 20 minutes and you’ll be given a local anaesthetic.

Carpal Tunnel Release (Open) Costs

ProcedureLength of stayProcedure priceProcedure code
Carpal Tunnel Release (Open)Daycase£2,150A6510

What's included?

  • Daycase accommodation in a private en-suite room, including nursing care and patient meals.
  • Consultant Surgeon and Consultant Anaesthetist professional fees.
  • Theatre procedure including medication and consumables pertaining to the procedure being performed.
  • Pre-admission assessment with a nurse.
  • Inpatient physiotherapy, if required.
  • Discharge medication pertaining to the condition being treated by this package.

What's not included?

  • Additional procedures and additional prosthesis, if required.
  • Intensive Care or High Dependency Care, if required.
  • Additional diagnostics, pathology and histology if carried out.
  • Personal expenses – telephone calls, additional catering, etc.

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