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What Is Wide Awake Hand Surgery?

Wide awake hand surgery is a surgical method used for treating many hand conditions. As the name indicates, patients do not receive anesthesia for the procedure and are awake while the surgery is being done. The surgeon instead injects a local anesthesia into the hand, similar to a […]

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Carpal Tunnel: Pain Management Options

April 24, 2016
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People with mild carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms should take more frequent breaks to rest their hands and avoid activities that aggravate the symptoms. Applying ice packs can reduce the swelling. If relief doesn’t happen within a few weeks a wrist splint may improve the condition. The splint […]

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Carpal Tunnel: Diagnosis

April 15, 2016
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Diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome involves reviewing the pattern of symptoms. For example, because the median nerve doesn’t provide sensation to the little finger, problems with that finger could indicate another source of the pain. The physician will ask questions about the timing and activities that cause the […]

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Carpal Tunnel: Overview

March 30, 2016
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The median nerve runs from the forearm to the palm of the hand and controls movement and feeling in a person’s thumb and first three fingers. It’s enclosed in a space within the wrist called the carpal tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve […]

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