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Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release is an effective surgical treatment for those experiencing pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness of the hand or wrist as a result of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The goal of this procedure is to decompress the nerve at the wrist that is causing the problem.
To begin Carpal Tunnel Release, the surgeon will make a small incision on the palm. The soft tissues are gently separated until the ligament (transverse carpal ligament) that forms the “roof” of the carpal tunnel is identified. This ligament is then divided, taking pressure off the underlying nerve. The skin is then closed with small stitches.
Trigger Digit Release
Trigger Finger Release is a very effective procedure performed to release the ligamentous band (“pulley”) in the palm through which the tendons to the finger pass. This is done to relieve snapping and pain in the finger caused by the tendon being compressed or captured within this narrow tunnel.
During the procedure, a small incision is made in the palm directly over the area where the tendon is being trapped. Next, the tendon is identified and the arch-shaped pulley is divided. The incision is then closed with small stitches.
Tennis Elbow Surgery
Tennis Elbow Release is a surgical procedure used to treat elbow pain associated with Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow). The goal of this procedure is to repair the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow (epicondyle) that have become damaged or chronically painful. To begin Tennis Elbow Release, the surgeon will make a small incision on the outside of the elbow. The extensor tendons are identified near their attachment on the humerus. They are then inspected and damaged tissue is removed. The tendons are then repaired and the skin is closed with small stitches.
Arthroscopy is a common procedures for several elbow conditions. This procedure uses one or more small incisions and a small endoscopic camera to allow the surgeon to view inside the joint 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.