Carpal tunnel syndrome causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. It’s also an important cause of work disability. The good news is that now there’s less reason than ever to put up with the pain and discomfort, thanks to a surgical fix that is minimally invasive, called endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.
Hand surgeon Daniel Williams, MD, joined Trinity Health last fall after completing a hand surgery fellowship and receiving additional training in small-incision, minimally invasive techniques that reduce the impact of surgery and hasten recovery.
In the few months I’ve been here we’ve helped numerous patients with carpal tunnel syndrome,” Dr. Williams said. “”I don’t think a week has gone by when we haven’t scheduled several cases. They’ve included patients ranging in age from 21 to 97 years.””
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tissues surrounding the tendons in the wrist swell and put pressure on the median nerve. The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to release the ligament that surrounds the crowded structures