Wrist Surgery & Upper Extremities

Carpal tunnel release

There are three nerves that provide function to the hand: the median, radial, and ulnar nerves. The median nerve runs through a narrow passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Compression on the median nerve causes numbness or tingling in the thumb, index, and middle fingers. It may also cause weakness in the hand. This condition is known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

A carpal tunnel release involves making an incision over the palm side of the wrist and opening the ligament over the median nerve. This alleviates the pressure on the nerve and will result in an improvement in the sensation and function of your hand.

How long does the surgery take?

Surgery lasts approximately 30 minutes.

What is the recovery time?

The recovery time depends on the duration of symptoms. It may take weeks to months to notice an improvement in symptoms.

Trigger finger release

Stenosing tenosynovitis, commonly known as trigger finger, is a condition where the tendon of a finger catches on the lining over the tendon. Often a thick nodule can be felt in the tendon and the finger can get locked in a flexed or extended position. Trigger finger may be treated with corticosteroid injections at the affected site. However, if this treatment fails, a surgical release can be performed.

A trigger finger release is performed by making an incision over the affected tendon and opening the narrowed sheath. This allows the tendon to slide freely and will improve the function of the affected finger.

How long does the surgery take?

Approximately 15 minutes.

What is the recovery time?

Approximately 6 weeks.

Upper Extremity
Carpal Tunnel Release
Tigger Finger Release
Tennis Elbow
Cervical Disc Replacement
Lumbar Decompression or Discectomy
Lumbar Fusion
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