Mr Kurer’s technique for carpal tunnel release surgery is similar to other surgeons but there are some minor modifications.

1. The surgery is almost always done local anaesthetic only, like going to the dentist. It is not necessary to starve first. For patients who are nervous of this, they can have intravenous sedation (for that they do have to starve) but they do not formally go to sleep and can therefore go home very soon after the surgery.

2. A special local anaesthetic is used which is almost painless to administer and extremely effective.

3. No tourniquet is applied to the arm so there are no cramping feelings during the surgery.

4. Internal dissolvable stitches are used, which cannot be seen and are not removed.