Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Katy TX
Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome are nerve compression disorders of the upper extremity that can cause a number of issues and hinder the normal function of the hand and fingers. At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we offer surgical treatments for carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome. Hand surgeon Dr. Dipan Das is dedicated to providing you with the personalized surgical care you need.
What are Carpal Tunnel and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
Have you noticed numbness or tingling in your fingers? Does it keep you up at night? Do your hands feel clumsy or weak? If so, then you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common nerve compression disorder of the upper extremity. Depending on subtle variations in your symptoms, you may also be suffering from cubital tunnel syndrome, the second most common upper extremity nerve compression disorder.
What Causes Carpal/Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist that leads to tingling, numbness, and eventual weakness of your hand and fingers. Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve (the funny bone nerve) at the elbow and causes similar symptoms. If left untreated, these conditions may cause irreversible nerve damage leading to permanent numbness or weakness of the hand.
Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel or Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Electrical diagnostic studies may be indicated to determine the degree of nerve injury. Oftentimes, surgery can be avoided by utilizing conservative treatments in cases of mild or moderate disease. If symptoms persist despite exhausting non-surgical options or severe disease is present, then surgery may be warranted to relieve the pressure on the nerve and prevent permanent dysfunction. You need a surgeon you can trust who can provide you a personalized care plan based on your symptoms and your functional needs.
Carpal Tunnel Surgery Options
At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we provide a broad range of options for patients needing carpal tunnel surgery – whichever best suits your individual preferences. We offer short-scar open and endoscopic techniques. We can perform the surgery with local anesthesia alone or with sedation.
The Cost of Your Treatment
The cost of your carpal tunnel procedure in Katy can vary based on the type of Procedure performed and other important factors. During your consultation, Dr. Das will go over the treatment options available to you and let you know what the expected cost of your carpal tunnel treatment will be.
The Expertise of Dr. Dipan Das
Dr. Dipan Das is a certified and highly skilled hand surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hand and wrists issues. Dr. Das strives to provide all of our patients with the personalized care they need for their unique hand and wrist issues. Dr. Das has over 10 years of surgical training and is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
Schedule a Consultation
If you think you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or cubital tunnel syndrome, we invite you to put your hands in our hands. Call our office today at 832-232-HAND (4263) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Das, your hand surgery specialists.