Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common disorder that causes wrist pain and additional pain within the hand. Overuse causes swelling in the wrist and discomfort. Dr. Burke Orthopedics offers a simple procedure to directly treat carpal tunnel. With this reconstructive trauma, Dr. Burke relieves pain, swelling and pressure from the hand. Often, patients with carpal tunnel syndrome work on the computer with heavy use of the nerves and ligaments in the wrist. Eventually, repetitive typing and motions that involve pulling within the wrist lead to carpal tunnel pain.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
Before carpal tunnel release, Dr. Burke may choose nonsurgical options like bracing to treat wrist pain. So, patients will need to wear a wrist splint that holds the ligaments and nerves in place. If the brace and other nonsurgical treatments are unable to help, Dr. Burke will proceed with carpal tunnel release surgery. During this orthopedic surgery, the surgeons target a specific ligament in the wrist. Dr. Burke slightly cuts, or releases, the transverse carpal ligament. This procedure relieves the hand of carpal tunnel syndrome with one small cut. The rest of the hand and wrist is not hurt by this release, but their overall function improves without any pain.
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery with Dr. Burke Orthopedics
Following carpal tunnel release surgery, there is a short recovery time. Minor swelling and post-surgery pain is normal. Our staff at Dr. Burke Orthopedics provides patients with all the information they need during recovery. So, our patients will have complete care during their diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation. Our facility offers on-site physical therapy and same-day appointments. We welcome new patients with or without a doctor’s referral. Pain shooting through the wrist and hand could be carpal tunnel syndrome so visit Dr. Burke Orthopedics for more information about reconstructive trauma or other orthopedic services.