Hand, Wrist Surgery Procedure Specialist

Hand

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel

Surgery can correct carpal tunnel, a condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist. You might feel pain, a tingling sensation, numbness of the fingers, weakness or aching. Carpal tunnel syndrome is associated with multiple conditions including repetitive motion or overuse, fluid retention during pregnancy and injury to the nerve in the carpal tunnel or rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Ryan Rice is one of the first surgeons in the region to offer this innovative procedure for carpal tunnel release. The procedure uses a small camera that allows him to guide surgical instruments through a tiny incision in the wrist and palm area to release the carpal tunnel. Dr. Rice has received specialty training in endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery and is excited to offer this revolutionary surgery locally.

Benefits of the surgery include a smaller incision, less pain around the surgical site, lower chance of infection, shorter recovery time and faster functional recovery of grip strength.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is an abnormal condition in which flexion or extension of a finger may be momentarily obstructed by spasm followed by a snapping into place. Hand surgery can help.

Trauma

This surgery seeks to restore to near normal the function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct abnormalities that were present at birth.