Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel in St. Louis, MO
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery in St. Louis, MO
Parkcrest Plastic Surgery and its team of board-certified surgeons welcome carpal tunnel patients from throughout the region, including St. Louis, St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Creve Coeur, and surrounding areas as well as out of state patients. Our vast experience and warm demeanor set us apart, making our office the best choice for endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery in St. Louis.
What Is Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery?
Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery is designed to restore the function of your hands by relieving the pressure and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Many hand surgery patients struggle with the physical effects of carpal tunnel syndrome, and this life-changing surgery is the best way to achieve long-term pain relief.
What Are The Benefits Of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery?
At Parkcrest Plastic Surgery, we perform this surgery utilizing an extremely small incision in the wrist. A camera is inserted into the hand and the ligament that is compressing the nerve is released. This small incision endoscopic technique can significantly reduce the recovery time and post-operative discomfort often associated with traditional carpal tunnel surgical techniques This technique can be extremely effective, and many of our patients experience almost immediate relief of their sympotoms.. In fact, Dr. David A. Caplin was one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to utilize this device which has now been available for about 20 years.
Dr. Caplin’s work is one example of the extensive clinical experience you can find at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery. Not only does the staff strive to be efficient, but we also take pride in our warm, compassionate demeanor. We would be pleased to meet with you to answer your questions about endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
What Is The Procedure For Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery?
The surgery treats carpal tunnel syndrome by releasing the ligament which is compressing the median nerve often causing pain, weakness and numbness in the hand and wrist. This operation makes that tunnel larger taking pressure off of the nerve and surrounding tendons..
The endoscope is a small instrument instrument attached to a video monitor, which allows our doctor to see exactly what he is doing without having to make a large incision. With endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, there is no need for an incision in the palm.
What Does Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery Recovery Entail?
It’s important to remember that recovery for everyone is different, but many people can go back to work within a day or two as long as they can restrict the use of the hand on which the surgery was performed. For more rigorous activities involving the use of the hands (such as forceful gripping) limitations of activity may continue for 4-6 weeks in most cases After the operation, your surgeon may recommend physical or occupational therapy to strengthen and improve the function of your hand.
At the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office, Dr. David A. Caplin, Dr. Melvin Maclin, and Dr. Patricia McGuire offer plastic and reconstructive surgery to patients across Eastern Missouri, including St. Charles, Chesterfield, O’Fallon, St. Peters, and Creve Coeur. Contact (LINK) the Parkcrest Plastic Surgery office today to schedule your endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery consultation!