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Definition of Release, carpal tunnel

Release, carpal tunnel: A surgical procedure to relieve pressure exerted on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel causing carpal tunnel syndrome. Surgical release is performed via a small incision, using conventional surgery techniques or a fiber-optic scope (endoscopic carpal tunnel repair).

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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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