Any damage to the tendons or pressure around the nerves of the hands can cause symptoms such as numbness, a tingling sensation, tightness, and an inability to flex the fingers or wrists. You may need to work with an orthopedic surgeon to restore proper functioning of the hands and fingers. We perform the following at our practice:
Carpal Tunnel Release
Patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome may need to undergo a carpal tunnel release procedure. Your surgeon will need to cut the ligament that covers the carpal tunnel to ease pressure on the median nerve. In some cases, small amounts of tissue around the nerve will be removed.
Guyons Tunnel Release
If you have been diagnosed with Guyon’s canal syndrome because of overuse of the wrist or any damage to the nerve inside Guyon’s canal, you may need to undergo a Guyons tunnel release procedure. The surgery involves releasing the ligament that crosses over the top of the ulnar nerve to take pressure off the nerve.
Cubital Tunnel Release
Numbness on the inside of the hand is one of the most common symptoms of cubital tunnel syndrome. The cubital tunnel release procedure works to release pressure on the ulnar nerve where it passes through the cubital tunnel. This is achieved with the ulnar nerve transposition technique where the ulnar nerve is moved out of the cubital tunnel and placed in a new tunnel or by removing the medial epicondyle on the inside edge of the elbow.
Trigger Finger Release
If the tendons in your fingers or thumb are limited because of trigger finger, you will need to undergo trigger finger release surgery to restore proper functioning of your hands and fingers. This procedure widens the opening of the tunnel so that the tendon can slide through it easily. Most people are able to move their fingers immediately after surgery.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity that typically affects the ring finger or little finger. The Dupuytren’s release procedure involves removing palmar fascia under the skin without damaging nearby nerves and blood vessels.
When the tendons around the base of the thumb become irritated or constricted in any way, there may be some swelling and significant discomfort. DeQuervaain’s release surgery involves opening up the thumb compartment to make room for the irritated tendons.
Repair of Flexor & Extensors Tendons
The flexor tendons connect the flexor muscles to the finger bones so that it’s easy to hold and grasp objects. Extensors help to keep the fingers straight so that we can let go of objects. When these tendons are injured or damaged in any way, we will need to perform a procedure to suture the tendon together.
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