The carpal tunnel is the location where the medial nerve is most often compressed. The syndrome occurs in the areas of nerve innervation (supply) and can affect sensory and motor function. Symptoms commonly present as night pain and numbness of the first three fingers. Releasing the pressure (decompression) of the median nerve is an efficient and safe operation which in the majority of cases, leaves the patient symptom free. Surgically, we remove the mechanical nerve compression in the carpal tunnel, by releasing the carpal ligament, increasing the volume of the carpal tunnel by about 24%. The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting, under local or regional anesthesia. The incision on the palm is 2-3 centimeters long and the recovery time after the operation is about 14 days.