Single Incision Carpal Tunnel Treatment
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
There have been significant improvements in the surgical intervention for carpal tunnel syndrome. New methods of surgery allow surgeons to perform these operations with minimal invasiveness.
The old technique of an open release creates an incision within the sensitive palm of the hand. This approach takes away the kink of the nerve by opening the transverse carpal ligament. The downside is a tender, painful palm. This drawback has been overcome by using an endoscopic device. This device allows the operation to be done through a quarter inch incision site. This incision is also away from the palm at the wrist crease.
The median nerve is clearly seen and therefore the release of the transverse ligament is the release of pressure of the carpal tunnel. While this operation is more technical in nature versus than the open carpal tunnel procedure. With training and experience, this surgery is safer and leads to excellent relief of the symptoms while allowing a faster return to full activity.
JOI and JOI Rehab
JOI Physicians continue to offer online new patient appointments. This is another option to make it more convenient to make new patient appointments with less phone hold times. Follow the link below to select your JOI MD and schedule online. Dr. Steinberg is an orthopedic specialist the JOI San Marco Location. He is currently accepting new patients for hand, wrist, fingers, elbow and shoulder.
You can still call 904-JOI-2000 to make new patient JOI Physician Appointments if that is your preference.
To make appointments with JOI Rehab, please call 904-858-7045.