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Informed Patient - Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Your Hand and Wrist

The carpal tunnel is a narrow, tunnel-like passageway in your wrist, about an inch wide. The bottom and sides of this tunnel are formed by small wrist bones (called carpal bones). The top of the tunnel is covered by a strong band of connective tissue called the transverse carpal ligament.

Travelling through this narrow tunnel are the tendons that bend the fingers, and the nerve (median nerve) that provides feeling to a good portion of the hand.