Carpal Tunnel Surgery in Westchester County

What is carpal tunnel surgery?

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery is a procedure that reduces the pressure placed on your median nerve, caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Pressure on the median nerve results in pain and immobility, limiting your ability to do simple tasks like holding a small object. The experienced orthopedic physicians with Specialty Orthopaedics perform endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery using advanced, minimally invasive approaches that are backed by the most current clinical research.

Why is carpal tunnel surgery used?

Carpal tunnel release surgery might be recommended to you if you experience any of these common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and have not had success with conservative treatment options:

  • Pain in the hand or fingers
    • Burning
    • Tingling
    • Numbness
    • Shooting pains
  • Night time waking due to hand pain or cramping
  • Difficulty moving fingers
  • Feeling of swelling in the hand (even if there is no visible swelling)
  • Weakened grip
  • Trouble holding or picking up small objects

What does carpal tunnel surgery involve?

You can expect the following steps on the day of your carpal tunnel release surgery:

  • A small incision is made just above your wrist near the median nerve.
  • Your surgeon locates the median nerve in your wrist and protects it throughout the entire procedure.
  • The narrow passageway known as the carpal tunnel, through which the nerve and tendons pass, is expanded by cutting through the roof of the tunnel.
  • The incision is closed using two stitches, skin glue and the hand is wrapped with a soft cotton bandage.

After your procedure, your doctor will follow up with you about how to care for your wrist in the weeks and months ahead. Often times, no therapy is needed after this minimally invasive endoscopic approach.

What are the benefits of having carpal tunnel surgery?

The benefits of visiting our orthopedic practice in New York for carpal tunnel release surgery include:

  • Hand pain relief
  • Restored hand & wrist function and range of motion
  • Ability to return to your normal activities
  • Experienced and caring wrist orthopedic surgeons
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release allows for a faster recovery and return to work than more traditional carpal tunnel surgeries
  • Surgery performed at some of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country

If you are interested in carpal tunnel surgery, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.

Dr. Aaron Insel

Dr. Aaron Insel

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist

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