Informed Patient - Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Risks and Complications

The complication rate following carpal tunnel release is very low. Most complications, if they occur, are minor and can be treated easily.

It is important that you know and understand the risks before you make the decision to have surgery. Possible surgical complications include:

  • Infection
  • Persistent symptoms
  • Recurrent symptoms
  • Major nerve injury/numbness