Hand & Wrist Care
The orthopedic surgeons at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports
Medicine, P. C. can evaluate your hand & wrist condition or injury and
provide a customized treatment plan to get you back to enjoying life!!
Hand & Wrist Specialists In The Greater St. John, Crown Point and Lowell, Areas
The orthopedic surgeons at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P. C. treat hand & wrist conditions and injuries at their 3 convenient offices in
St. John, Crown Point and Lowell, Indiana. Our orthopedic physicians are specially-trained in treating hand & wrist conditions and injuries. As leaders in orthopedic care, we provide minimally invasive and innovative treatment options, as well as utilizing state-of-the art technologies, to create unique and individualized care plan designed to get you back on your road to recovery and regaining an active lifestyle!!
FAQs on Nerve Decompression
A pinched nerve at the elbow or wrist, like carpal tunnel syndrome, can often go from being a mere nuisance to a source of major discomfort, not only during the day but also at night. Once all attempts at non-operative treatment have failed, the experienced hand surgeon at Great Lakes Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can provide reliable long-term improvement through a short outpatient procedure.
When symptoms are severe or do not improve, surgery may be needed to make more room for the nerve. Pressure on the nerve is decreased by making small incisions in the surrounding ligaments. Incisions for this surgery may vary, but the goal is the same: to enlarge the tunnel and decrease pressure on the nerve.
Following nerve decompression surgery, soreness around the incision may last for several weeks or months. The numbness and tingling may disappear quickly or slowly. It may take several months for strength in the hand and wrist to return to normal.