Carpal Tunnel: Occurs when there is pressure on the nerve at the wrist in the carpal tunnel. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, pain and weakness. This nerve supplies sensation to the thumb and some fingers.
Trigger Finger: An inflammation of the flexor tendon sheath, sometimes associated with repetitive squeezing or gripping activities.
Tennis Elbow: Occurs when a small portion of one of the tendons that connects the muscles of the forearm to the humerus fails and eventually pulls away from the bone.
Wrist Arthroscopy: A procedure that utilizes an instrument equipped with a miniature video camera. The camera is inserted into a joint space to obtain a magnified, high-resolution image of the joint. This image is projected onto a monitor in the operating suite. The surgeon can directly visualize and treat the affected tissues using additional instruments that are inserted through accessory portals.
Finger/Wrist Fusion: In this process, the diseased cartilage is removed the bone ends are cut off, and the two bone ends are fused into one solid bone with metal internal fixation. There is no further motion in the joint, but importantly, there is also no further pain.
ARKANSAS SURGICAL HOSPITAL
5201 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118