The Hand and Wrist Institute is one of the first clinics in the area to offer stitchless surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
The Hand and Wrist Institute is one of the first clinics in the area to offer stitchless surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This painless carpal tunnel surgery provides a much less invasive way to relieve carpal tunnel than traditional surgical methods. This new technique can be performed as early as eight weeks after initial diagnosis to prevent progression of nerve damage.
The stitchless surgery can be performed within ten minutes by Dr. Knight, an orthopaedic hand specialist. Dr. Knight begins by making a tiny 1 centimeter incision. The small incision heals within one week and leaves very little scarring compared to other surgical incisions. The speedy recovery is one half that of traditional invasive procedures.
This innovative surgical method uses an endoscope equipped with a small video camera. The surgeon makes a small incision in the wrist and inserts the endoscope underneath the transverse carpal ligament. The camera on the endoscope sends images to a monitor. Using the images on the monitor, the surgeon can see where to cut the transvers carpal ligament. This immediately relieves pressure on the median nerve which has been the source of discomfort.
Since the camera allows the surgeon to easily locate the transverse carpal ligament, it is not necessary to cut through the palm as with former surgical methods. This eliminates the need for stitches, minimizes scarring, and shortens healing. The stitchless technique requires no splint or physical therapy, allows immediate light activity and full recovery typically occurs within one month. Old fashioned surgery demands a splint for three weeks, forbids light activity for three weeks, requires four to eight weeks of physical therapy and prolongs healing to up to three months.
Actor Michael Durrell, known for his recent role on the Fox TV series, “Beverly Hills, 90210,” had a recent bout with Carpal tunnel and was extremely pleased with the new stitchless surgery at the Hand and Wrist Institute. In his words, “Three weeks later, I have full use and strength in my hand. Throughout the healing process, the office was fully attentive to my needs and concerns. Dr. Knight’s thoughtful and pleasant manner should be a measure for all doctors.” It is clear that Dr. Knight is the best hand specialist in the Los Angeles area.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of pressure on the median nerve located in the hand and wrist. It commonly develops as a result of repetitive hand and wrist motions and can be exacerbated by lifting heaving objects. Typists, cashiers, factory workers, computer programmers and anyone who works for long hours at a laptop or computer keyboard can develop this painful syndrome. Carpal tunnel can also develop as a result of metabolic abnormalities caused by conditions like diabetes which encourage swelling in the wrist and hand. Carpal tunnel results in pain, numbness and/or tingling in the hand and fingers.
Stitchless surgery has brought quick healing and swift relief to many of Dr. Knight’s patients. To learn more about this breakthrough technique in Carpal tunnel surgery or if you are looking for a hand specialist Long Beach or a hand specialist Oxnard, call the Hand and Wrist Institute now at 310-684-3989 or 949-288-6622 or visit their website at http://www.handandwristinstitute.com/carpal-tunnel-release-surgery-los-angeles/
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Hand and Wrist Institute Now Offers Stitchless Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
August 21, 2012 at 00:07 AM EDT