Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Expertise in Wisconsin
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common and often disabling condition most often associated with data entry and general computer use, but it can affect anyone who performs repetitive hand motions. With CTS, tendons or ligaments in your wrist become enlarged, often from inflammation after being aggravated. The resulting pain, tingling and numbness make simple tasks hard to do, but with treatment, we can control your symptoms.
Different carpal tunnel syndrome treatment options are available, depending on your symptoms and the severity of your condition. If conservative measures, such as rest, splinting and medication fail to alleviate your pain, we may recommend surgery. Carpal tunnel surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on the hand; over 200,000 people in the United States undergo surgery as a treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome each year.
In Wisconsin, Aurora Health Care surgeons were among the first to offer carpal tunnel syndrome treatment using an endoscope. An endoscope is a telescope-like device with a tiny camera attached to it that allows your doctor to see inside your carpal tunnel and perform surgery through small incisions in your hand or wrist. With this less-invasive procedure and by following an individualized plan for rehabilitation, patients report less pain and return to normal activities in about half the time as those who underwent more traditional surgery.
Learn more about treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome by viewing a video.