Your hands, wrists, and elbows are tools that allow you to work, play, and perform everyday activities. Any disruption to how they interact can affect upper extremity function and cause disruptions at home and work. Below you will find symptoms, treatment options, and other information about some of the most common hand, wrist, and elbow injuries seen by Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists.
Dr. Orlando offers a variety of orthopedic hand, wrist, and elbow treatments that you can rely upon to improve your quality of life. Whether you require carpal tunnel release, joint fusion, or direct-to-joint injections, count on Central Coast Arthritis and Orthopedic Specialists to provide the highest standard of hand, wrist, and elbow care on the Central Coast.
There are a variety of non-surgical treatments for carpal tunnel syndrome, though if conservative treatments are not successful, surgery may be required.
Traditional carpal tunnel release, called open release surgery, is one of the most common procedures physicians perform to resolve this condition. In this procedure, Dr. Orlando makes a small incision in the wrist and then cuts the carpal ligament to enlarge the carpal tunnel, thereby reducing the nerve pressure that had been causing the patient pain. The procedure is generally done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
If you are suffering from carpal tunnel, make an appointment with the surgeon for an evaluation to see if you are a candidate for a carpal tunnel release surgery.