The carpal tunnel is a small passageway approximately the size of the thumb located on the palm side of the wrist.
This is where the median nerve and tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Swelling in this space puts pressure on the nerve and causes carpal tunnel syndrome.
Reconstructive hand surgery by surgeons with Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) can restore function and improve the appearance of hands affected by disease, injury or birth defects.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) surgeons excel at treating many orthopedic conditions. We help you reduce pain and achieve greater mobility with total joint replacements, hand and upper extremity surgeries, and foot and ankle surgeries.