Carpal Tunnel Release
Suffering from pain or tingling in your hand or wrist? At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we’re carpal tunnel and hand pain experts. If you suspect you have carpal tunnel syndrome, schedule an appointment with one of our Fayetteville or the Cape Fear Region, NC orthopedic surgeons. We offer specialized care and treatment for a wide range of hand and wrist conditions.
WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neurological condition where increased pressure is placed on the median nerve in the wrist, resulting in the nerve being compressed or pinched. Compression of the nerve often comes from swelling, altered wrist anatomy, or an injury, although it can be caused by a number of medical conditions. We diagnose and treat carpal tunnel syndrome in Fayetteville and the Cape Fear Region.
SYMPTOMS OF CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Tunnel syndrome symptoms tend to start gradually, and often appear first at night. In general, symptoms of carpal tunnel can include:
- Numbness and tingling in the fingers
- Decreased grip strength
- Sharp pain in your wrist
- Pain in the hand, forearm or wrist that awakens you at night
- Stiffness in your fingers
Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Injuries & Conditions
At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, our highly-qualified orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine doctors perform a comprehensive range of treatments for hand, wrist and elbow pain or injury in Fayetteville and The Cape Fear Region.
We work with each individual patient to determine the best course of action, using non-surgical approaches whenever possible. If surgery is necessary, our skilled orthopedic surgeons are knowledgeable on a variety of procedures used to treat many different conditions, ranging from fracture care to joint reconstruction.
TREATMENT FOR ELBOW INJURIES
Elbow pain and injury is frequently a result of overuse. Fortunately, many elbow conditions can be treated non-surgically. Our physicians are experts in treating the following elbow injuries and conditions:
- Biceps tendonitis and tears
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Radial head fractures
- Olecranon factures
- Ulnar nerve/cubital tunnel syndrome
- Ligamentous injuries
TREATMENT FOR WRIST & HAND INJURIES
To the complex nature of wrist and hand functions, specialized care is critical to identifying and treating conditions of the hand and wrist. Our fellowship-trained surgeon leads a team of orthopedic surgeons who treat the following hand and wrist conditions in Fayetteville NC and The Cape Fear Region:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cysts
- Trigger finger
- DeQuervain’s Tendonitis
Shoulder Injuries and Conditions
At Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we recognize that the shoulder is a common site of sports medicine injuries, as well as conditions resulting from the natural aging process. Our orthopedic specialists treat shoulder injuries including:
- Torn cartilage/labrum
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder dislocations
- Shoulder instability
- Tendon instability
- Tendon tears
- Frozen shoulder
Knee Injuries & Treatment
Many common knee injuries can be treated without surgery. When knee surgery is necessary, we try to keep it minimally invasive by performing arthroscopic surgery. We offer the following treatments and procedures for knee injuries in Fayetteville and the Cape Fear Region:
- Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
- Repair and treatment of cartilage injuries
- Arthroscopic treatment of patella tendon conditions and injuries
- Tendon repair
- Partial and total knee replacement
- Fracture patella repair
- Baker’s Cyst treatment
- Joint preservation procedures and techniques
When you rely on Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for joint replacement surgery, you can rest assured you will receive world-class care before, during and after your surgery to facilitate your return to normal activity.
With us, you’ll always be given thoughtful, individualized care and treatment for joint replacements in Fayetteville and The Cape Fear Region. We’ll work with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for joint replacement. Most patients choose to have a total joint replacement when their joint pain causes difficulty sleeping, limits their ability to participate in daily activities, or prevents them from participating in their hobbies. In cases of very localized arthritis, you may be a candidate for a partial joint replacement.
Read on to learn more about partial and total joint replacements — if you think you may be a candidate for a knee or hip replacement, contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our Fayetteville-area joint replacement specialists.
TOTAL HIP & KNEE REPLACEMENT
Patients typically need a hip or knee replacement after joint deterioration due to:
- Cartilage injury
- Avascular necrosis
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Congenital knee or hip deformities
When we perform a knee or hip replacement, we’ll remove the arthritic or damaged joint and replace it with a prosthesis (artificial joint). Thanks to new technologies, we’re able to use minimally-invasive techniques for total hip and knee replacements, which often speeds up recovery. Our goal for total joint replacement is to give our patients an improved quality of life, including pain-free movement and greater independence.
PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
In some patients, a partial knee replacement can mitigate pain from arthritis or injury. This surgery involves using a smaller implant inside the knee to replace the damaged part of the knee. Patients who undergo a partial knee replacement typically enjoy a quicker recovery time and normal knee function due to the minimally-invasive nature of the surgery. Our Fayetteville and the Cape Fear Region joint replacement experts can determine if a partial knee replacement may be beneficial for you.