Minimally Invasive Hand and Wrist Surgery Q&A
At the Florida Hand Center, we pioneer innovative, minimally invasive surgical procedures to transform the treatment of hands and wrists. Compared to conventional methods, this advanced technique offers several benefits, including less physical trauma, less discomfort, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times. Dr. Stephen L. Helgemo, Jr. MD and his team will help you regain wrist and hand function with the least amount of pain and downtime possible. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Fort Myers FL, and Port Charlotte FL.
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What is minimally invasive hand surgery?
What are the types of hand and wrist conditions treated using minimally invasive surgery?
How is minimally invasive surgery performed?
Who is a candidate for minimally invasive hand surgery?
Minimally invasive hand surgery refers to a surgical technique that uses advanced technology to perform intricate procedures through small incisions. This approach aims to minimize the disruption to the surrounding tissues, leading to less post-surgery pain and faster recovery times. It is often used to treat a variety of hand and wrist conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and Dupuytren’s contracture, among others. High-definition cameras and specialized instruments are used in this process, allowing the surgeon to navigate and perform the procedure with great precision and control.
The types of hand and wrist conditions that are often treated using minimally invasive surgery encompass a range of complexities. This surgical method is commonly employed for ailments such as wrist fractures, tendon injuries, ganglion cysts, and arthritis in the hand or wrist. Furthermore, conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and Dupuytren’s contracture, which involve nerve compression or thickening and shrinking of connective tissues, can also be effectively addressed through this innovative technique. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and tools, surgeons can carefully perform these intricate operations, leading to optimal patient recovery and improved hand functionality.
Minimally invasive surgery is performed by making small incisions, usually less than a half-inch in length, on the affected area. This procedure primarily employs high-definition cameras and specialized surgical instruments. The camera is inserted into the incision, providing a magnified view of the surgical site on a monitor. It enables the surgeon to closely examine the area without having to make large incisions. The specialized instruments are then inserted through the other incisions to perform the procedure. These tools are meticulously maneuvered by the surgeon to repair the damage or remove the diseased tissue. Throughout the operation, the surgeon is guided by the real-time imagery displayed on the monitor. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with stitches, resulting in minimal scarring. This approach results in lesser post-surgery pain, reduced blood loss, and quicker recovery times for the patient.
Candidates for minimally invasive hand surgery typically include those suffering from persistent hand or wrist conditions that have not responded well to conservative treatment methods such as medications and physiotherapy. These conditions may range from carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger to more severe ailments such as wrist fractures and arthritis. It is especially beneficial for individuals who are seeking a solution that offers less post-operative pain, minimal scarring, and a quicker return to normal activities. However, the suitability of this procedure is determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the severity of the condition, the patient’s overall health, and their personal recovery goals. It’s always recommended to discuss with a healthcare provider to understand the benefits and potential risks associated with this surgery.
At Florida Hand Center, our team is passionately committed to providing exceptional patient care and delivering optimal results for those we serve. Whether you’re dealing with the discomfort of carpal tunnel syndrome or the pain of a wrist fracture, our minimally invasive hand surgeries could be the solution you need. Don’t allow hand or wrist conditions to hinder your daily life. Contact us today or book an appointment online and take the first step towards reclaiming your hand health and functionality. We look forward to serving you. We have convenient locations in Fort Myers FL, and Port Charlotte FL. We serve patients from Port Charlotte FL, Fort Myers FL, Punta Gorda FL, Harbour Heights FL, Lake Suzy FL, Cape Coral FL, Estero FL, Murdock FL, Charlotte Harbor FL, Solana FL, and surrounding areas.
Additional Services You May Need
▸ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
▸ Basilar Joint Arthritis
▸ Trigger Finger
▸ Dupuytren’s Contracture
▸ DeQuervain’s Tendonitis
▸ Ganglion Cysts
▸ Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
▸ Lateral Epicondylitis
▸ Small Joint Arthritis
▸ Wrist Pain
▸ Scaphoid Fracture Treatment
▸ Flexor Tendon Injuries Treatment
▸ Hand Tumors Removal Surgery
▸ Work Related Hand Injuries