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Carpal Tunnel TreatmentOrthopaedic & Spine Center offers effective Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatment. Boyd W. Haynes III, MD, a Board-Certified, Fellowship-trained Sports Medicine specialist, performs Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release at OSC. Dr. Haynes was the first orthopaedic specialist on the Virginia Peninsula to offer this advanced surgical technique for the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). Dr. Haynes has performed thousands of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release procedures since he first started using this technique in 1993.

What Are The Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

A commonly reported complaint from those with CTS is that they tend to wake up at night from the numbness and tingling in their hand, and that they must shake their hand in order to “awaken” the fingers. Sometimes, the fingers go to sleep when the patient is driving or reading. For many patients, the most annoying symptom is the waking at night, which disturbs their sleep pattern and makes for a difficult time staying alert during normal daytime activities.

If you are diagnosed with CTS, there are many non-surgical Carpal Tunnel Syndrome treatments that can be tried, such as:

  • Taking Ibuprofen of Naproxen
  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Cortisone injections into the affected area

Unfortunately, studies show that more than 50% of those diagnosed with CTS will eventually require surgical intervention to take the compression off the median nerve and to try to prevent further damage.

 

How is Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery Different?

There are two types of Carpal Tunnel Release procedures, Open and Endoscopic.

  • In the Open Release, a 1-inch incision is made
    in the middle of the bottom of the palm to allow the surgeon to visualize the Carpal Tunnel and the structures within. The surgeon uses regular surgical instrumentation for the procedure.
  • For the Endoscopic Release, a 1/4-inch incision is made in the wrist and a cannula is inserted into the incision.
    An Endoscope, a very small fiber-optic camera, is then inserted into the cannula. This allows the surgeon to visualize the Carpal Tunnel. The surgeon uses smaller, specialized surgical instruments through the cannula to perform Carpal Tunnel surgery.
  • Both surgeries allow for the surgeon to release the Carpal ligament, which in turn relieves the pressure on the Median Nerve.

Benefits of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery:

  • Outpatient Procedure – You are home the same day
  • Smaller Incision
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Less Scarring
  • Reduction in post-operative pain
  • Quicker recovery time (2-3x quicker)
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Immediate symptom relief
  • Return to work with no restrictions, as soon as you are comfortable
  • Recurrence is rarely reported after Carpal Tunnel surgery

Get a definitive diagnosis for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) at OSC

Call (757) 596-1900 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Haynes. Visit our Contact Us page for information on office hours. Our office is located in Newport News, VA. We are 40 minutes from Virginia Beach and an hour from Richmond, VA.

What Our Patients Are Saying

5/5
  • Physician: Dr. Haynes After thirty-five years of employment on typewriters and computers, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The numbness was so severe, it woke me up to find some comfort. After an appointment with Dr. Haynes, he suggested surgery. On September 5, 2013, Dr. Haynes performed surgery. The numbness was immediately relieved. I did not need pain medication. The surgery was a real success. Thanks to Dr. Haynes and his staff. Dr. Haynes is very knowledgeable of the… Read More

Luvenia Cappe – Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

  • Numbness, tingling and shooting pain that felt like electric shocks in my fingers and hand. That was my daily experience. Diagnosis was carpal tunnel. When researching the condition, I read that allowing the nerves to continue to be compressed could cause permanent loss of feeling in my fingers. Time to go to the doctor. A referral from my primary care doctor lead me to Dr. Boyd Haynes’ office at Orthopaedic & Spine Center, where surgery was scheduled. With his less invasive procedure,… Read More

Sarah Klapperich – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

  • I would like to share my experience with a surgery performed by Dr. Haynes. I had been “putting off” Carpal Tunnel surgery that I should have had done years ago. Needless to say, I let it go long enough, that I have been told that I do have some nerve damage that is irreversible…that was my stupidity. I got to the point that I couldn’t sleep more than an hour or two at night without having my hand and arm wake me with pain shooting throughout from my armpit to the end of my fingers. Dr…. Read More

Charles B. Haywood Jr. – Carpal Tunnel

  • I have been suffering with carpal tunnel in both wrists for almost 20 years. In 2013, I decided to finally get surgery done. I met with Dr.Boyd Haynes and he was great! He took the time to explain what carpal tunnel is and how the surgery fixes it. He also explained what to expect afterward. I scheduled the surgery on my left wrist but cancelled the surgery due to fears of anesthesia. In the fall of 2016, I decided I was going to have the surgery this time, so, I once again scheduled an… Read More

Julie L. – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgeries

  • I had Carpal Tunnel surgery on March 5th. Went back to work that Monday. Surgery was a breeze, as the team at The Surgical Pavilion at Mary Immaculate is above and beyond! Dr. Boyd Haynes is amazing!! He told me everything I needed to do after surgery. Keep hand elevated for two days… and by Saturday, I removed the bandage and started using the hand/fingers as much as possible… and all was UP hill from then on. Moving my fingers, etc. Minimal pain. 3 weeks later and getting almost back… Read More

Diana “Dee” Burcher – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

  • I had carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand February 22, 2018. After my surgery, I did not have to take any pain pills and had very little discomfort. No stitches required. The healing process is quick and my hand feels great. Dr. Boyd Haynes is outstanding.  I give him a very high rating and a great recommendation. He is caring, responds to your questions and conducts himself in a professional manner. William G…. Read More

William G. Suis – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

  • Recently, my sister had Carpal Tunnel surgery and she had a 5 week recovery. I have needed this surgery for along time now, but am a self employed Hairstylist. Plus, I’m single and live alone. I was really excited to find a doctor that could do the surgery with a three day recovery. Thank you, Dr. Boyd Haynes, for fixing my hand with minimal recovery. You are awesome! Sandy… Read More

Sandy Roberson – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

  • Dr. Boyd Haynes accurately diagnosed me (after a misdiagnosis at another clinic) and quickly took action to remedy my issues. He took time to explain the different options for relieving my bilateral carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. We decided surgery was the best option to meet the demands of my work and at-home life. Before surgery, he had wonderful bedside manner and made me feel comfortable. I felt confident I was in the right hands. After surgery, he called to ensure I was following… Read More

Ashley White – Bilateral Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery

  • Dr. Haynes performed a carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand on a Thursday morning. I am a musician and was able to rehearse guitar the following Monday and played a show the following Friday and Saturday nights with no problems at all. AMAZING!!! Dr Haynes answered all my questions and the surgery went perfectly. I only took a total of three of the prescribed pain pills the night of the surgery and the pain was minimal. I recommend this surgery and Dr. Haynes to anyone suffering from carpal… Read More

Joseph Davis France – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

  • I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel about four years ago and only being in my twenties, I thought it was something that would go away over time. It had finally gotten to the point where I couldn’t sleep through the night or work with my hands without having shooting pain and numbness throughout my entire arm. Dr. Haynes operated on my wrist and within 3-5 days, I was able to get back to doing just about anything, from playing tennis to woodworking and drawing. The pain from the surgery was… Read More

Leah Schaffer – Carpal Tunnel Repair Surgery

  • I had carpal tunnel pain in both arms and hands. Dr. Boyd Haynes did surgery on my right hand about a year ago. At that time, I told him I was going to wait on the left side because the wrist strap (brace) was allowing me to sleep with no pain. He said, “That’s fine, come back to see me when it tells you to.” I went 3 months without getting a full night’s sleep because of the pain in my left hand and arm. My arm would wake me with so much pain, it was like it I was in a burning pile of… Read More

Nick DiMarino – Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

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