Carpal Tunnel Surgery

 

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Charles P Melone, MD

Charles P Melone, MD Chief of Hand Surgery, Beth Israel Medical Center

Dr. Charles P. Melone, Jr., an internationally known hand surgeon and a hand surgery consultant for numerous professional sports teams, is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of ...
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Dr. Charles P. Melone, Chief of Hand Surgery at Beth Israel and a nationally known hand surgeon, will perform carpal tunnel release surgery. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a debilitating condition that can produce symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness and tingling in the hand or fingers, and is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve, at the wrist, from the transverse carpal ligament. 

During carpal tunnel surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, releasing the pressure on the median nerve, often relieving symptoms immediately. If conservative treatment has failed to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms after 3-12 months, carpal tunnel surgery should be considered. Carpal tunnel surgery is an outpatient procedure, and typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The hand surgeons at Beth Israel Orthopedics also perform surgery for relief of De Quervain's Tendinitis, a condition similar to carpal tunnel syndrome that affects the thumb.