Carpal Tunnel Surgery
PLASTIC SURGEON DR. KEITH NEAMAN | PORTLAND, SALEM, + EUGENE, OREGON
If you suffer from the pain, numbness, and stiffness in your hands caused by carpal tunnel syndrome and you have not responded to other treatments, it may be time to consider hand surgery. Portland plastic surgeon Dr. Keith C. Neaman has extensive training and experience in the relief of carpal tunnel syndrome with hand surgery. To schedule your personal consultation, please call Neaman Plastic Surgery at 844-338-5445; left untreated, carpal tunnel syndrome can lead to progressive discomfort and restrict your hand function.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Cause and Effects
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of the compression of your median nerve, which extends through the carpal tunnel between your wrist and hand. This pressure is often caused by repetitive stress or movements, but any condition that places undue stress on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.
The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include chronic aching in your forearms, wrists and hands; tingling or numbness in your hands and fingers; and weakness in your hands. Without treatment, carpal tunnel syndrome may lead to nerve and muscle damage.
Your Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Carpal tunnel treatment is typically performed through endoscopic surgery. Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery uses tiny incisions, though which a small camera is inserted. This camera provides Dr. Neaman with a detailed view of the carpal tunnel as well as access to the transverse carpal ligament, which is freed in order to remove pressure on the median nerve.
For some carpal tunnel patients, a so-called “open release” is indicated. In this case, the source of discomfort is accessed through an incision from the palm to the wrist. Both approaches have a high success rate, although endoscopic treatment generally results in a faster recovery time.
Contact Carpal Tunnel Surgeon Dr. Neaman
To learn more about surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, please contact Neaman Plastic Surgery for your personal consultation. We welcome patients from the greater Portland, Salem, and Eugene, Oregon, areas.