Carpal tunnel decompression
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms included - burning, tingling, or itching numbness in the palm of the hand and the fingers, decreased grip strength (difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects), etc.
Retinaculothomy involves severing the band of tissue around the wrist to reduce pressure on the median nerve. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia and takes about an hour. The surgery does not require an overnight clinic stay and there are no travelling restrictions.