Carpal tunnel release is one of the most common procedures performed in the upper extremity and while outcomes are usually very good, complications do occur. Iatrogenic injury to the median nerve is a devastating complication which can be minimized by careful surgical technique. Those patients who sustain an intraoperative nerve injury require careful assessment and meticulous surgical reconstruction in order to maximize their recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarpal Tunnel Syndrome and Related Median Neuropathies
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Complications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783319570105
ISBN (Print)9783319570082
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017


  • Carpal tunnel complications
  • Iatrogenic nerve injury
  • Nerve graft
  • Neuroma in continuity


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