100 Pioneers Medical Center Dr, Meeker, Colorado 81641, USA

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Procedures

Hand conditions we treat include:

Finger Conditions:

Arthritis:

Arthritis, including joint pain, stiffness and swelling, refers to a group of more than 100 related disorders that cause joint inflammation. Most share similar symptoms. The two most common types of arthritis are:

 

Open Carpal Tunnel Surgery— An incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand. This allows the doctor to see the transverse carpal ligament. After the ligament is cut, the skin is closed with stitches. The gap where the ligament was cut is left alone and eventually fills up with scar tissue.

If you have open carpal tunnel release surgery, you typically do not need to stay in the hospital. It is usually done under local anesthetic, and you can go home on the same day.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery–Overview During open carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, which releases pressure on the median nerve and relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. An incision is made at the base of the palm of the hand. … After the ligament is cut, the skin is closed with stitches.

Cubital Tunnel Surgery— In this procedure your surgeon will make an incision over the medial epicondyle, the bony bump on the inside of the elbow. The cubital tunnel is cut open through the soft tissue roof exposing the ulnar nerve. The forearm muscles or flexor muscles are cut and detached from the epicondyle.

Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) Surgery–Repairs tennis elbow is often an outpatient surgery. The surgeon makes 1 or 2 small cuts, and inserts the scope. The scope is attached to a video monitor. This helps your surgeon see inside the elbow area. The surgeon scrapes away the unhealthy part of the tendon.

Trigger Finger Surgery of Fingers Hand Tendon Incision–The surgical procedure for trigger finger is called “tenolysis” or “trigger finger release.” Surgery is performed through either a small open incision in the palm or with the tip of a needle. The A1 pulley is divided (released) so that the flexor tendon can glide freely.