Beverly Hills, CA , July 7, 2012- Carpal Tunnel specialist Dr. John Knight of the Hand and Wrist Institute is proud to announce an advanced surgical procedure for patients suffering from carpal tunnel.
Carpal Tunnel specialist Dr. John Knight of the Hand and Wrist Institute is proud to announce an advanced surgical procedure for patients suffering from carpal tunnel. Known as Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, this minimally invasive procedure is designed to shorten recovery time while providing results faster than with other types of wrist surgery Orange County patients are used to. It requires only a local anesthetic and results in very little scarring after the procedure.
Stitchless Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, also known as SECTR, can be performed at any of Dr. Knight’s offices. First Dr. Knight will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area that will be operated on. Once the area is numb, a small incision is made in the wrist area. After this is accomplished, an endoscope that contains a tiny television camera is inserted into the opening. This camera sends images to a television screen, and these images help guide the doctor as he performs the operation.
By looking at the projected images, this wrist surgeon Orange County will be able to precisely cut the ligaments in the wrist, which immediately relieves pressure on nerves. It is not necessary to cut through any muscles in order to do this. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes to accomplish.
Since the incision made during SECTR surgery is less than 1/4 inch in length, no stitches are required in order for the wound to heal. As a result, the ensuing scar is barely noticeable once the operation is finished. The incision does require patients to wear a small dressing as opposed to the full splint that was previously required. Unlike these splints, it is okay for patients to get the dressing wet.
After visiting this hand doctor Santa Ana patients can normally return to everyday activities immediately. They may typically perform strenuous activity within a week of having this procedure. Those who feel they could benefit from SECTR are encouraged to contact this rheumatoid arthritis doctor in Orange County.
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Dr. John Knight is considered by many to be the best orthopedic hand surgeon in Orange County, California. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience performing hand and wrist surgery. During his tenure, Dr. Knight has performed more than 15,000 hand and wrist surgeries. One of his specialties is Stitchless Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, which he proudly recommends to all his patients who are suffering from this disorder.
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Original Source: Hand Surgeon Orange County Now Offers Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Hand Surgeon Orange County Now Offers Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
July 17, 2012 at 17:11 PM EDT