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Carpal tunnel syndrome affects close to two million Americans annually, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Learn about one of the treatment options offered atOrthopedic Associates of Port Huron.

While conservative treatment methods are exhausted first, mini open carpal tunnel release surgery is an option. The goal of this procedure is to relieve pressure on the median nerve, located just below the base of the hand.

“It is a minimally invasive procedure that will return patients to work faster and relieve them of the pain that they are experiencing,” says Dr. Steven J. Heithoff, hand specialist withOrthopedic Associates of Port Huron. “The procedure can be done in a morning or afternoon and you can expect to be back to work and your daily activities in just a few days.”

While hospital stays are usually not needed, rehabilitation can take a couple of weeks. Additionally, avoiding heavy lifting during the recovery process is encouraged.

To consult with one of our doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900 or click on the Appointment Request button.