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Hand Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve, resulting in numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and arm.

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome depends on the severity of the symptoms and disability and includes both surgical and nonsurgical interventions. Non-surgical treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may consist of immobilization by hand brace or splinting, ultrasonic therapy, oral steroids, injections, NSAIDS, and workplace modifications, tailored to the individual’s needs.

Surgery is indicated for moderate to severe cases of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or when CTS is unresponsive to non-surgical interventions. Surgery for CTS involves cutting the transverse ligament of the carpal tunnel to relieve pressure and alleviate symptoms. It can be done effectively by either the traditional open release procedure or by the newer endoscopic procedure.

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Trigger Finger Surgery

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In severe cases of Trigger Finger or those that do not respond to conservative treatment, surgery may be required. Trigger Finger Release Surgery is a quick outpatient procedure that can provide complete relief of symptoms. A small incision is made in the palm, the sheath is opened in the palm and the wound is sutured closed. A Band-Aid type dressing is left in place for about 10 days. The sutures are then removed, and full recovery can be expected within six weeks. During the recovery period there may be some mild tenderness at the incision site and activity is as tolerated. Hand therapy helps to strengthen, increase flexibility and reduce stiffness.

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Get in Touch

These pages provide basic information on many of the procedures performed by Dr. Hollingsworth. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to email us at info@hollingsworthmd.com or call 903-793-8966. If calling from outside the Texarkana area, our toll free line is 888-793-8966.

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