Carpal and cubital tunnel release surgery could be necessary for patients with irreversible nerve damage from natural causes, injury, or overuse. These two painful nerve conditions are very similar but involve the entrapment of different nerves within the arm. Cubital tunnel syndrome radiates pain from the elbow when the ulnar nerve needs treatment. Carpal tunnel syndrome is felt in the wrists and hands as sharp, shooting pains signaled from an impaired median nerve. Our experienced board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons can identify and treat both conditions. Some of the other symptoms and indicators of carpal or cubital syndrome are:
- Pain felt in the arm, elbow, wrist, hand, or thumb, or fingers in one or both upper limbs
- Loss of muscle control and strength
- The inability to squeeze the hand into a fist
- Throbbing pain, even at rest
- Numbness or tingling sensations in the arm, hand, fingers, or thumb
Once nerve damage from these conditions has progressed to chronic pain, a tunnel release surgery may be warranted. We provide safe, effective carpal and cubital tunnel release surgery (ulnar nerve transposition) at Preston Surgery Center. In our AAAASF-accredited outpatient facility in Frisco, TX, you can have your diagnostic services and surgical procedures all in one location. Make an appointment at a preferred time in your schedule. We can take a look at what our orthopedic treatments can do for your pain in a private consultation with our advanced diagnostic imaging at Preston Surgery Center.