Orange County Orthopedic Surgery & Treatments
Trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome are among the most well-known types of hand injuries. These and other conditions can be treated by the Orange County Board-Certified orthopedic physicians at Chapman Orthopedic Institute. This institute offers the latest in minimally-invasive surgeries and alternative treatments.
This particular orthopedic condition involves the tendons in one or multiple fingers. The tendons in your fingers connect the muscle to the bone so that your fingers can move normally and without pain. One particular tendon, the flexor tendon, can become irritated due to repeat use or simply because of age or genetics. People who experience frequent popping, swelling or pain in their fingers may have trigger finger.
This is the most well-known repetitive stress injury. Due to excessive pressure on the median nerve, an individual with carpal tunnel might begin to experience pain, tingling, numbness or weakness in their hands.
Orthopedic Treatment Options for Hand Injuries
Trigger Finger Release
If you are suffering from trigger finger, surgery is one treatment option. Surgery for trigger finger involves a widening of the tunnel so that the tendon can move through the tunnel easier. This is a minimally invasive surgery, and usually only involves local anesthesia and a small incision. Other, non-surgical treatment options for trigger finger include medications and steroid injections.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament. This is done to release some of the pressure that is being placed on the median nerve. This is also a minimally invasive surgery involving a small incision into the palm of the hand. Stitches are used to close up the incision.