How To Tell If You Are Lost

Kaplan Cardinal

Once you have cut the flexor retinaculum proximal to the wrist, you should palpate the transverse carpal ligament with a hemostat or other similar blunt instrument and feel the grittiness of the transverse fibers. You should also feel the hook of the hamate from inside the carpal canal and then start your transection with the nerve protected. Once you are deep to the superficial fat and the palmar fascia, any further fat that is encountered distally indicates you are already distal to the end...