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Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after surgeons for carpal tunnel syndrome in Palm Beach. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that affects a nerve in the wrist. This nerve is called the “median nerve”, and is responsible for providing sensation to the thumb, index, middle, and half of the ring finger in the palm of the hand. It also provides nerves to the muscles in the hand that help bring the thumb to the pinky, and other muscles that assist in finger motion.

Carpal Tunnel Symptoms and Diagnosis

Carpal Bones, Transverse Carpal Ligament, Median Nerve, Tendons


It is called “carpal tunnel syndrome”, because of the location where the nerve is pinched in the wrist. The carpal tunnel consist of a floor, walls, and a roof. The floor and walls are made by the hard bones of the wrist. It’s roof is a ligament called the “transverse carpal ligament”. Inside the space bound by the bones and the ligament are tendons and the median nerve. In people affected by carpal tunnel syndrome, there is swelling inside the carpal tunnel. Given that the walls, floor, and roof are hard structures without room to expand, this swelling leads to compression and pinching of the median nerve. Ultimately symptoms of numbness, tingling, weakness and pain ensue.



Dr. Rueda performs three types of carpal tunnel surgery: endoscopic, mini-open, and traditional open. The three procedures release the ligament at the roof of the carpal tunnel (transverse carpal ligament). This release generates more space in the tunnel and allows the nerve pressure to be reduced, therefore relieving symptoms.

Recovery and Downtime

Why Choose Precision hand Center for your Carpal Tunnel Procedure?

Dr. Rueda, a Hand Fellowship trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience will be your safe and best choice for carpal tunnel. Successful results in this procedure requires a surgeon that is experienced and knowledgeable in hand surgery and hand anatomy. Dr. Rueda has published articles in expert peer reviewed journals and his work has been presented in several national conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting and long-term relationship and have some of the best carpal tunnel syndrome treatment Palm Beach can offer.

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