Dr. David Halpern is committed to helping people live more rewarding and productive lives with a quick procedure that alleviates carpal tunnel syndrome suffering.
The “carpal tunnel” is a narrow canal in the wrist, formed by the carpal bones on the sides and a strong ligament on top. A rope of tendons and the median nerve passes through the space, connecting the forearm muscles to the hand bones. It’s this structure that allows our thumb and fingers to bend and straighten. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tendons swell and put pressure on the nerve.
Carpal tunnel causes:
Mild cases feel more like soreness, while more severe cases can feel like “burning” or “constant pins and needles.”
Physicians usually tell individuals suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome to rest and avoid the repetitive motions that caused the overuse injury in the first place. Anti-inflammatories and direct application of ice may be used to take down swelling. Strength training exercises overseen by a physical therapist may be recommended. A doctor can inject corticosteroids into the wrist to provide immediate pain relief, but this does not address the root cause.
Carpal tunnel release surgery is one of the most common surgeries in the United States – recommended for anyone whose symptoms last more than six months with the help of Dr. David Halpern.
The Stratos Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System was introduced in 2013 as a minimally invasive approach to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. Unlike the traditional “open release” surgery, which requires the use of many different tools, this system has micro tools attached to one device. Dr. David Halpern makes a tiny incision and inserts the disposable tool, which includes a tiny endoscopic camera, a scope-mounted blade, and a cannula attached to a revolver tab handle he uses intuitively to take the necessary actions. This advanced system allows the best possible visualization of the hand anatomy for more accuracy.
Your hands are one of the most important parts of your body. Naturally, you want the most qualified person working on your carpal tunnel. Dr. David Halpern is a highly regarded plastic surgeon who possesses three board certifications – in plastic surgery, general surgery, and micro hand surgery. He has been part of the elite “Hand Call Team” at Tampa General Hospital for over 15 years. In addition to his general and plastic surgery training, he completed his intensive, one-year Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the renowned Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital from 1995-1996. He has spent the past two decades working on complex hand and wrist reconstructions. You are in good hands with Dr. David Halpern!
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Dr. David E. Halpern is Tampa’s nationally renowned triple-board certified plastic surgeon, carefully blending expertise and artistry with extraordinary care. For the past two decades, Dr. Halpern’s dedication to exceptional care and commitment to his patients have made him Tampa’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Place your confidence in the capable hands of Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern by scheduling a consultation today.
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