The Median Nerve is one of the three major nerves running down the arm into the hand. It provides function to many of the muscles in the upper and lower arm, and is responsible for sensation in four of five fingers. When the median nerve is compressed at the wrist it is called carpal tunnel syndrome. People that suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome complain of numbness in their fingers, pain in their hand, and generalized weakness in their hands and fingers. Although carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common form of median nerve compression, there are other less common sites of compression of the median nerve that can be diagnosed during examination by one of our nerve compression experts at the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction.
Our surgeons perform hundreds of carpal tunnel surgeries annually and utilize the most innovative techniques available to minimize pain and speed up the healing process. We offer certain patients endoscopic carpal tunnel release, a minimally invasive method for reversing carpal tunnel syndrome. If you believe you may have a median nerve problem possibly related to carpal tunnel syndrome, contact the Institute for Advanced Reconstruction to find out about your nerve reconstruction options.