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Median Nerve Decompression

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Median Nerve Decompression is a surgery done to treat carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In this procedure, the surgeon decompresses the median nerve in the forearm and performs a Z-plasty lengthening on the pronator teres tendon. The ligament around the carpal tunnel is cut to take the pressure off the median nerve. After surgery, the ligament comes back together, however, with greater room for the median nerve. This surgery may be open (one incision up to 2 inches) or endoscopic (two ½ inch cuts).