Carpal Tunnel Release 1 Mackinnon SE1 Yee A1 February 11, 2011Disclosure: No authors have a financial interest in any of the products, devices, or drugs mentioned in this production or publication.A carpal tunnel release is performed by decompressing the median nerve in the wrist through the carpal tunnel. This procedure involves transecting the transverse carpal ligament.Keywords: median nervecarpal tunnel releaseflexor retinaculumcompression neuropathynerve decompressiontransverse carpal ligament You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. Standard Edition Table of Contents- Slow down- Frustration00:00:00 - Introduction00:00:10 - Orientation00:00:15 - Incision00:00:31 - Superficial Dissection and Visualizing Palmar Fascia00:00:51 - Dividing the Palmar Fascia00:01:27 - Identifying the Flexor Retinaculum00:01:48 - Identifying and Protecting the Ulnar Artery00:02:00 - Identifying the Distal “V” Intersection between the Thenar and Hypothenar Muscles00:02:48 - Incising the Transverse Carpal Ligament00:05:05 - Identifying the Median Nerve Deep to the Transverse Carpal Ligament00:05:20 - Proximal Release of the Transverse Carpal Ligament and Antebrachial Fascia You must login to view the full article and extended video on this page. 1 Comment Nilesh Darawade 30th May 2018 Respected Madam, Thank you for a great video. I would like to ask a couple of queries. How often you need to think about recurrent thenar branch decompression & is it possible to deal with it when incision is so ulnar? How often you encounter hypertrophic tenosynovium of flexor tendons and do you excise it in that case? thanks again. Log in to Reply | Leave a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.