Because the Ovation Technique is much less invasive than the endoscopic or open surgery, there is less scar tissue that can form. In the five years this procedure has been done, we have had zero reoccurrences. Reoccurrence is likely to occur when there is a significant amount of scar tissue that forms, which can happen [...]
Absolutely. Instead of cutting the hand and wrist open to view and cut through the carpal ligament, the Ovation Hand Institute utilizes ultrasound technology to guide a piece of thread to cut the carpal ligament. The thread is routed in the hand using a needle with only two small punctures as entry and exit points, [...]
Yes, we do require that all patients have the EMG (electromyography) prior to the procedure. This is a requirement because the EMG testing is used to formally diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome.
The physicians will evaluate your case either through a physical exam or phone consultation to determine if this is possible, given your specific case.
Because we are able to use a local anesthetic, you are awake which significantly lowers the risk of the procedure. However, your hand is numb, and you will not feel a thing. Additionally, you will have calming Nature TV to view during the procedure and can also listen to music.
Please have a driver or arrange for transportation since your hand will be numb for a couple of hours after the procedure. We are happy to assist you in securing an Uber or Lyft.
Most people have immediate relief, but results are individual and depend on how long you have had carpal tunnel syndrome. If you have not had carpal tunnel syndrome for a long period of time, your symptoms are expected to improve quickly, particularly nighttime pain. If you have suffered for many years the numbness and tingling [...]
You can take Tylenol and/or ibuprofen to help with any pain or swelling. Also, rest and ice help to manage any pain after the procedure.
Open and close the hand several times an hour to prevent the fingers from stiffening up. Avoid doing a lot of repetitive activity, such as typing. Otherwise, there is no physical or occupational therapy after the procedure.