When the tunnels that carry nerves to the hand and wrist become swollen, patients can experience pain, tingling, numbness and weakness from the nerve compression. Dr. Sammer may perform a nerve release surgery to reopen the nerve tunnel and relieve pressure on the affected nerves. This involves surgically cutting the band or removing the area of constriction that is causing the nerve compression.
Types of Nerve Release Surgeries Performed by Dr. Sammer
- Carpal Tunnel Release: Dr. Sammer practices endoscopic (minimally invasive) or Open Carpal Tunnel Release – this operation takes pressure off the median nerve where it is pinched at the wrist. Patients experience relief from the burning, pain, numbness and tingling.
- Cubital Tunnel Release: This is a condition where there is increased pressure on the ulnar nerve, which usually results in numbness of the ring and little fingers. Dr. Sammer may recommend an ulnar nerve release surgery aims to alleviate this condition.
Dr. Sammer’s Approach to Nerve Release Surgery for the Hand and Wrist
Dr. Douglas Sammer is board-certified and fellowship-trained, which distinguishes his training and credentials from many other doctors. He possesses diagnostic acumen, precision technique, and an advanced understanding of hand and wrist anatomy and physiology, and utilizes the most advanced treatment techniques available today. A consultation and physical examination can help point a way to the best approach to dealing with your specific nerve release surgery needs.