Carpal Tunnel Release


The carpal tunnel release procedure is a surgical operation carried out to alleviate the symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), where pressure builds up on a nerve in your wrist (the median nerve).


The median nerve runs through a small tunnel in your wrist along with the tendons that control the movement of your fingers.  This tunnel can become compressed for a variety of reasons, including obesity, repetitive wrist work, pregnancy and rheumatoid arthritis.  When the tunnel becomes compressed, the median nerve can cause pain, numbness and tingling in the thumb and fingers.


If the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are mild, relief may be obtained by wearing a wrist support at night.  A steroid injection around the carpal tunnel itself can also be beneficial for the relief of mild pain.


If the symptoms of CTS are heavy, surgery should relieve the pain and numbness.  The procedure takes roughly 20 minutes and will be performed under local anaesthetic.


Your surgeon will make a small cut into the palm of your hand, severing the tight ligament that forms the top of the carpal tunnel.  The pressure on the nerve will then be released.  It can take up to a month following surgery for the hand to return to normal functionality.


At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon for an initial consultation, usually within 48 hours.  Carpal tunnel release procedures are available at One Ashford Hospital in Kent and One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire.


You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Carpal Tunnel Release treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.

Why One Healthcare

  • Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
  • Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
  • Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
  • Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
  • Little or no waiting time
  • ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
  • Freshly prepared food
  • Calm, dignified experience

Contact us and find out more

Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Carpal Tunnel Release or to book an initial consultation.

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One Ashford

01233 423 303

One Ashford, Kennington Road, Willesborough, Ashford, Kent, TN24 0YS

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One Hatfield

01707 443 459

One Hatfield Hospital, Hatfield Ave, Hatfield, AL10 9UA

One Hatfield Hospital