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Soma Orthopedic Associates is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facility staffed with highly skilled orthopedic surgeons specializing in carpal tunnel surgery in the Los Angeles, CA, area. We serve patients throughout Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, CA.
The bones, ligaments, and connective tissue in the hand, wrist, and fingers can become inflamed or damaged doing activities requiring constant and repetitive motion like typing, knitting, and painting. The repetitive motion can cause a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand or arm. It occurs when the median nerve in the narrow carpal tunnel is compressed, which can cause various symptoms such as tingling, numbness, or weakness in the affected joint.
If you are experiencing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, call us at 855-SOMA-844 to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist. Permanent nerve damage can occur without proper treatment. The Orthopedic specialists and surgeons at Soma Orthopedic Associates will perform a physical exam which may include an x-ray, MRI, and other tests. Depending on the extent of your condition, non-surgical and surgical treatment options may be recommended.
Non-Surgical Treatment: In many cases, your orthopedic specialist may recommend non-surgical treatment options such as avoiding repetitive motion, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), or corticosteroids.
Surgery: If your carpal tunnel syndrome is more severe or is no longer responding to non-surgical treatment, your orthopedic surgeon may recommend carpal tunnel surgery to relieve the pain and restore movement in your hand or arm. There are two types of surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome:
Endoscopic surgery: Many patients prefer endoscopic surgery because it requires a much smaller incision and faster recovery. Under sedation, the orthopedic surgeon uses a camera and ultrasound to make the repairs to the affected area.
Open surgery: This is a traditional surgery that requires opening the affected area in your hand's palm to cut the ligament compressing the median nerve. It generally requires a longer recovery and may require hospitalization.
If you live in the Los Angeles, CA area and are experiencing pain, tingling, or numbness in your hand, fingers, or arm, contact Soma Orthopedics at 855-SOMA-844 for a free consultation to see if carpal tunnel surgery is right for you.