Procedure offers relief for long-time carpal tunnel sufferer
Friday, January 4, 2019
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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Craig L. Olson, MD, received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed two orthopaedic surgery residencies, the first at Shriners Hospital for Children, and the second at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Olson is also fellowship trained in shoulder and sports medicine. Learn more about him here.