Herbert von Schroeder MD MSc FRCSC

Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Disease

Needle aponeurotomy (say “ap-uh-noo-RAH-tuh-mee”) is a procedure used to straighten bent fingers ( contracture ) caused by Dupuytren’s disease. This procedure may also be called percutaneous needle fasciotomy. The procedure can be done in your doctor’s office. It usually takes about 30 minutes. The affected hand will be…

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery is used to reduce the pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This is done by cutting the ligament that forms the top of the carpal tunnel. Cutting this ligament relieves pressure on the median nerve. Any other tissue (such as a tumor) that may be putting pressure on the median nerve can…

Ejercicios de estiramiento para las muñecas

Estos son estiramientos generales para las muñecas y los brazos. El estiramiento puede ayudar a prevenir problemas en los brazos, como el síndrome del túnel carpiano. No realice ningún estiramiento ni ningún movimiento incómodo o doloroso. Estiramientos de precalentamiento Rote la muñeca hacia arriba, hacia abajo y de…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Discusses carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition caused by pressure on the median nerve. Covers causes and symptoms such as tingling or numbness in the hand, forearm, or wrist. Discusses what increases your risk. Covers nonsurgical and surgical treatment.

Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

In open carpal tunnel release surgery, the transverse carpal ligament is cut, releasing the median nerve. The size and shape of the incision may vary.