Procedure offers relief for long-time carpal tunnel sufferer

Friday, January 4, 2019

By: Alysha Schertz

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In November, Dr. Craig Olson, orthopedic surgeon, performed a live in-office carpal tunnel release procedure at Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic in Manitowoc.


Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve is compressed in the carpal tunnel in the wrist. The result is pain, numbness and restricted movement in the hand and fingers. The disorder affects millions of people worldwide.


Bobbi Lee Pelnar has suffered from debilitating carpal tunnel symptoms in both arms for decades.


During the Facebook LIVE broadcast, Pelnar receives the carpal tunnel release procedure in her right arm. She provides a first-hand account of what it’s been like living with carpal tunnel symptoms for so long and discusses the procedure in real-time.


Watch the video to hear Dr. Olson discuss the procedure step-by-step as he performs it.


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