Minor surgery helps in releiving compression of carpal tunnel syndrome in your hand. An incision is made at the base of your palm, which allows the doctor to look at the transverse carpal ligament. The ligament is cut and the skin is closed with stitches. The gap where the ligament is cut eventually fills up with scar tissue.
The carpal tunnel is an osteofibrous canal located in the volar wrist. The boundaries consist of carpal bones forming the floor and the flexor retinaculum forms the roof. The retinaculum is about 3–4 cm wide and inserts into the scaphoid tuberosity and into the proximal carpal tunnel.