transverse carpal ligament


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flex·or ret·i·nac·u·lum of hand

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a strong fibrous band crossing the front of the carpus and binding down the flexor tendons of the digits and the flexor carpi radialis tendon and the median nerve; in so doing it creates the carpal tunnel.

trans·verse car·pal lig·a·ment

(trans-vĕrs' kahr'păl lig'ă-mĕnt)
A strong, fibrous band crossing the front of the carpus and binding down the flexor tendons of the digits and the flexor carpi radialis tendon and the median nerve; in so doing, it creates the carpal tunnel.
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Insufficient loosening of the transverse carpal ligament, the compression of the scar tissue on median nerve can be imaged with MRI [10].
Injection should not be performed into the transverse carpal ligament.
The failure of the surgical intervention might result from the insufficient incision of the transverse carpal ligament in the incision performed transversely and vertically, the incision of the palmar motor branch of the nerve, the occurrence of the abnormal scarification in the peripheral tissues.
In the first incision, subcutaneous tissue is opened with a 1 cm vertical incision at the junction point of the line starting from the radial side of the ring finger and tiger stripes, palmar aponeurosis is passed and distal end of the transverse carpal ligament and fatty tissue are seen.
There is also a risk of failure to improve immediately postoperatively as a result of causes other than CTS such as cervical radiculopathy of the C5-C7 (double crush syndrome) or incomplete release of the transverse carpal ligament (Greenberg, 2006).
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of chronic compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel whose dorsal medial and lateral walls are formed by carpal bones and whose volar surface is formed by deep transverse carpal ligaments (1).

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