Many people take the use of their hands for granted; they have no idea how fragile their hands are.
Many people take the use of their hands for granted; they have no idea how fragile their hands are. For thousands of people they are painfully aware of the value of their hands, because they have come close to losing or have lost some use of their hands. Carpal tunnel or arthritis has stolen the healthy functioning of this essential limb. By using the arthroscope, a thin fiber optic tube with a camera attached, carpal tunnel syndrome surgeons can conduct delicate surgeries in the smallest of confines on the body, i.e. joints like the wrist.
Individuals who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome know how painful and debilitating the condition can be and can truly appreciate the arthroscope. Even the simplest task becomes unbearable to perform. With the arthroscope, the use of the hand can be preserved, in cases of carpal tunnel and rheumatoid arthritis. A carpal tunnel syndrome specialist can examine your hand and wrist to determine if you would be a good candidate for Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ETCR), a surgery which through a very small incision relieves pressure on the median nerve. When this happens the thumb, index and ring finger no longer feel pain, numbness or tingling due to carpal tunnel, which is a narrowing of the area where the median nerve lies.
An orthopedic hand surgeon performs ETCR. The actual surgery requires no stitches and the patients only use general anesthesia. It’s an outpatient procedure and takes around 10 minutes to perform. In two days you can go back to living as if you hadn't just undergone a surgical procedure and in a week you’ll be able play tennis or any other tasks you formerly performed. Unfortunately, carpal tunnel is not the only hand crippling syndrome. Many people also face the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis Orange County is a devastating condition that in extreme cases may require joint replacement for the patient to regain the use of and normal appearance of his or her hands. In such cases artificial joints may be employed or a tendon taken from another area of the patient's own body will replace the arthritic joint. Joint replacement can be used in advanced stages of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or any condition that leads to a degenerative joint condition.
In all of these cases the arthroscope makes these delicate surgeries available to patients. Their quality of life is restored by regaining the use of their hands or retaining some partial use of their hands. Because of the arthroscope these intricate surgeries are possible in the hands of skilled and experienced surgeons and carpal tunnel syndrome doctors.
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Hand Surgeon Orange County
3501 Jamboree #540
Newport Beach, CA
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Original Source: Hand Surgeon Orange County Now Offers Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy
Hand Surgeon Orange County Now Offers Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy
March 28, 2012 at 01:39 AM EDT