What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?
Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques are those that aim to limit the size of the incision, and also limit
the amount of soft tissue dissection required to fix the underlying problem. This may have the benefit of faster healing, less pain, and smaller surgical scars.
How is Minimally Invasive Surgery Performed?
Often simple modifications or refinements to older surgical techniques allow for smaller incisions and less soft tissue dissection. For treatment of some fractures, advanced imaging technologies like fluoroscopy can help guide pins through the skin and into the broken bone without even requiring an incision. Arthroscopic techniques employ a tiny camera to assist certain wrist procedures through very small incision. Similar technology can be used for carpal tunnel release, although there are some trade-offs to discuss with this technique when comparing to other minimally invasive carpal tunnel release techniques.
Is Minimally Invasive Surgery Right For Me?
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Our Board-Certified Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeons Eric Angermeier, MD and Kyle Kokko, MD, PhD, are here to help! They can often diagnose the problem in one visit, and get you started with a treatment plan ranging from simple splinting and hand therapy to injections or surgical options when needed.
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