What exactly is the carpal tunnel?
The carpal tunnel is a tunnel created by your wrist bones (carpals) and the flexor retinaculum (a fibrous band of tissue that keeps your flexor tendons in place). It’s actually fairly large. Large enough that in cadaver lab you can put your index finger through it.
What goes through the carpal tunnel?
Nine tendons. The tendons are for the muscles that allow you to curl your fingers or to make a fist (flexor tendons). And, the median nerve…Read More