The Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas” have created the “No Stitch” Procedure to treat your Carpal Tunnel issues and numb fingers in Houston, with a simple and quick minimally invasive procedure.
Number of No Stitch procedures successfully performed
With just a half-inch cut and every move guided by a camera, “No Stitch” is easier on your body than open surgery
Our surgeon, guided by a camera, can treat carpal tunnel in Houston confidently and quickly.
Making time for medical appointments is hard. That’s why we take care of you same-day, whenever possible.
After carpal tunnel surgery in Houston the cut is so tiny, only a bandage is needed.
98% SUCCESS RATE
The “No Stitch” carpal tunnel and numb finger treatment has been loved and appreciated by the Houston community for over a decade.
Less damage to your body means a smoother recovery.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a hand and arm condition causing pain, numbness, and other symptoms. It is, quite simply, a pinched nerve in the wrist. It is one of the most common soft tissue pathologies, affecting 0.6-2% of the population. While it occurs most frequently in people over 40, it can affect anyone performing repetitive or forceful movements that induce wrist tissue inflammation. Some people are simply more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome due to obesity or small wrist structure.
The carpal tunnel is a passageway through which flexor tendons and the median nerve reach the fingers. When this passageway becomes constricted due to thickening of irritated tendons or other swelling of tissues, the pressure on the median nerve can create the trademark pain, weakness, and numbness of CTS. Fortunately, CTS is becoming more treatable, allowing patients to rapidly return to normal life. We provide minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment for carpal tunnel and finger numbness in Houston.
OUR NO STITCH ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURE
THE ALTERNATIVE OPEN PROCEDURE
Local anesthetic is applied, numbing for a half-inch cut
A small camera guides the endoscopic procedure
Pressure is relieved by cutting the ligament
Carpal tunnel syndrome is generally an overuse syndrome. Assembly line workers, musicians, and others who use their hands in a repetitive motion over long periods of time, particularly when pressure is applied, are most prone to carpal tunnel irritation. Workers who use vibrating power tools are also prime candidates for CTS problems. But many others are susceptible for other reasons, such as obesity and gender (women are more prone due to their smaller anatomy).
A computer mouse can even be a culprit. Though studies have not yet proven that general computer use (keyboard-based) causes CTS, anecdotal evidence of a link is building as more people with computer-based jobs visit our practices for carpal tunnel treatment in Houston and across Texas.
Numbness & Tingling
Most common in the thumb, index, middle, and adjacent half of ring fingers.
Severe Night-Time Pain
This can make sleep difficult.
Weak Grip Strength
In severe cases, the muscles at the base of the thumb shrink (thenar atrophy), creating an inability to pinch.
The Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offers diagnosis and treatment for hand, wrist, and elbow problems using the most advanced and minimally invasive medical techniques. Our orthopedic hand specialists and hand surgeons are waiting to provide you with excellent care at one of our hand care centers in River Oaks, Clear Lake, North Houston, or Baytown.