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Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Release is an effective arthroscopic surgical treatment for those experiencing chronic wrist pain and weakness as a result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The goal of this procedure is to release or decompress the nerve that is causing symptoms.

To begin Carpal Tunnel Release, the surgeon will make one or more small incisions on the palm where the pencil sized cameras and surgical instruments will be inserted. Next, a clear sterile fluid is injected that allows the surgeon to visualize the area in greater detail.

Once the median nerve has been identified, the transverse carpal ligament is trimmed or resected. This resection releases the pressure on the median nerve that was causing the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The incisions are closed with small stitch or sterile strips.

Trigger Digit Release
Trigger Finger Release is a procedure performed to widen the opening of the tunnel in which the trigger finger tendon passes through. By widening this tunnel, the finger can be returned to its normal anatomical position. During this procedure, a small incision is made into the palm under the trigger finger tendon. Next, the tendon sheath is trimmed using small surgical tools. The trimming of the tendon sheath allows for the tendon to now pass through without irritation or interruption. The incision is then closed with small sutures or ster-strips.
UCL Repair (Tommy John’s Surgery)

Tommy John’s Surgery is a procedure in which the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) is reconstructed using a tendon graft. The goal of this procedure is to allow the elbow to become more stable and is especially common among pitchers.

During this procedure, a tendon graft is taken from another healthy area of the body and can include the wrist, forearm, hamstring or knee.

To begin Tommy John’s Surgery, the surgeon will make one or more small incisions on the elbow where the pencil sized cameras and surgical instruments will be inserted. Next, a clear sterile fluid is injected that allows the surgeon to visualize the area in greater detail.

Next, small holes are made into the ulna and humerus and damaged tissue or cartilage may be trimmed. Next, the graft is threaded through the tunnels and then woven into a figure-eight pattern to provide strength and stability. Also, any undamaged portions of the original tendon can be woven in to provide further support.

The incisions are closed with small sutures or steri-strips.

Tennis Elbow Surgery
Tennis Elbow Release is an effective surgical procedure used to treat elbow pain associated with Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). The goal of this procedure is to repair the ECRB tendon that has become damaged or torn and is causing symptoms. To begin Tennis Elbow Release, the surgeon will make one or more small incisions on the elbow where the pencil sized cameras and surgical instruments will be inserted. Next, a clear sterile fluid is injected that allows the surgeon to visualize the area in greater detail. Once the ECRB tendon is identified, damaged areas of the tendon may be trimmed or removed. Next, small surgical tools are inserted and the tendon is reconstructed with specialized sutures. These sutures allow the ECRB tendon to heal and once again become strong. The newly reconstructed tendon is then sewn back to its original position on the bone to allow for stability and flexibility. The incisions are closed with small sutures or steri-strips.
Elbow Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is one of the more common procedures for elbow conditions. This procedure uses one or more small incisions and small endoscopic cameras to allow surgeons to view damage to the elbow joints, bones or cartilage in high definition. Once the camera has been inserted, the surgeon uses microsurgical tools to remove damaged tissue or debris that is causing elbow pain.

To begin this procedure, the surgeon will make one or more small incision around the damaged area where the pencil sized cameras and surgical instruments will be inserted. Next, a clear sterile fluid is injected that allows the surgeon to visualize the area in greater detail.

Once the surgeon has visualized and evaluated the area, the surgeon may decide tissue or ligaments need to be trimmed or partially removed. Small surgical instruments are inserted to remove the painful tissue or ligaments. The incisions are closed with small stitch or sterile strips.