Information on Carpal Tunnel Surgery

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by numbness, pain or tingling sensation of the thumb and/or first two fingers. It is a very common problem for people who use their hands for long periods of time in their work, such as on assembly lines or in textile manufacturing. It also commonly develops spontaneously in the general population. The underlying cause is a compressed nerve at the wrist. When you elect for Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. to take care of your chronic pain issues at Tulsa Spine Surgery, you know that you are in good hands. He offers minimally invasive procedures and the techniques and instrumentation to make sure that your recovery time is short and that you get the very best Tulsa spine surgery in the area.

Sometimes Carpal tunnel surgery is necessary to open up the carpal tunnel, relieving pressure on the median nerve. This procedure is carried out on an outpatient surgical basis. It may be performed under local or general anesthetic depending upon preference of the surgeon and patient. New minimally invasive surgical techniques are available.

Carpal tunnel release Surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States. Tulsa Spine Surgery will only recommend Carpal Tunnel surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome if you have moderate to severe symptoms of the condition and have lasted for six months or longer. Surgery involves severing the band of tissue around the wrist to reduce pressure on the median nerve. Surgery is done using local anesthesia and does not require an overnight stay in the hospital. Lots of patients need Carpal Tunnel surgery on both hands. The following are types of carpal tunnel release surgery:

Carpal tunnel Open release surgery, this procedure is used to correct carpal tunnel syndrome, it consists of making a cut up to two inches on the wrist and then cutting the carpal ligament to enlarge the carpal tunnel. The surgery is generally done under a local anesthesia and usually does not require an extended stay at the hospital, unless there are unusual medical considerations.

Endoscopic Carpal tunnel surgery may allow faster recovery and less discomfort than traditional open carpal tunnel release surgery. The surgeon makes two incisions (about one half inch each) in the wrist and palm, inserts a camera attached to a tube, looks at the tissue on a screen, and cuts the carpal ligament (the tissue that holds joints together). This two-portal endoscopic Carpal tunnel surgery, generally performed under a local anesthesia, is effective and decreases the chances of scarring and scar tenderness, if any.

Information on Herniated Disc Surgery

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This article is about the different procedures offered by Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. at Tulsa Spine Surgery. More specifically this article is about information on herniated disc surgery. Herniated or Bulging Disc Surgery is for people who are unable to obtain adequate relief with physical therapy and pain management and those who experience muscle weakness and irritability of the bladder. The pressure of the Bulging disc interferes with nerve function. Herniated disc surgery also known as bulging disc surgery can provide significant relief from pain and help restore muscle strength. With a small working channel, the muscles of the spine are slightly retracted. A small opening in the bone provides access to the disc. After the section of the herniated disc is removed, the nerve can begin to recover. Herniated disc surgery performed with the patient lying on his stomach and takes about one to two hours while the patient is put under general anesthesia.

There are different types of severity of a herniated disc you should always undergo all Herniated Disc Treatment options first before considering herniated disc surgery. If you’ve gone through all treatment processes and feel that their quality of life was reduced to nothing and live life in constant pain, then surgery is the next step. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. will always guide you through all of the Tulsa Spine Surgery information that you need. We want you to feel confident and we offer unwavering commitment to helping patients get their lives back to normal. Call us today at 539-664-8444 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. about your Tulsa Spine Surgery needs.

Percutaneous Discectomy is primarily used for bulging discs and discs that have ruptured into the spinal canal. This procedure inserts a special tool through a small incision in the back. Herniated disc tissue is then removed, reducing the size of the herniated disc. Percutaneous discectomy is considered less effective than open discectomy, and its use is declining.

Open Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc material compressing the nerve root or spinal cord. It’s also used for bulging or ruptured discs. Discectomy might be the most effective type of herniated disc surgery for people who have tried alternative treatment without success and who have severe debilitating pain.

Laminotomy and laminectomy are surgeries done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots caused by age related changes in the spine. Laminectomy removes some of the thin part of the vertebrae that forms a protective arch over the spinal cord. Laminectomy removes all of the film in selected vertebrae and also may remove thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal, the opening in the vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes. Any of the procedures herniated disc surgery can be done at the same time as a discectomy, or separately.