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Title: Carpal Tunnel Release.
Published: 3/28/2011, Updated: 3/28/2011.

Author(s): Susan E. Mackinnon MD, Andrew Yee BS.
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

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Surgical Tutorial – Carpal Tunnel Release. A carpal tunnel release is performed by decompressing the median nerve in the wrist through the carpal tunnel. This procedure involves transecting the transverse carpal ligament.