Minimally invasive surgeries use smaller incisions than traditional open surgical techniques. This advanced procedure also causes less pain and allows you to recover faster and more easily.
Other benefits include:
- Less risk of scarring
- Less sensitivity around the scar
- Faster return to function
- Less stiffness during healing
Minimally Invasive Hand and Elbow Surgery – MedStar Georgetown’s Experienced Approach
The orthopedic surgeons at MedStar Georgetown have unique expertise in minimally invasive hand and elbow surgery. We perform about 1,000 hand surgeries every year, including many complex cases referred to us from around the region. We also specialize in revision surgeries to improve outcomes from unsuccessful procedures done elsewhere. All of our surgeons have advanced fellowship training in hand surgery and care exclusively for problems related to the hands and upper extremities. You can be sure that our surgeons will perform your procedure correctly the first time around.
We can use minimally invasive surgery to treat conditions including:
- Hand nerve injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tendon injuries
- Tumors and cysts
Minimally Invasive Hand and Wrist Surgery Recovery
Minimally invasive surgery is beneficial because it causes less pain and offers a faster recovery than traditional surgical procedures. Many people can return to a full range of motion within hours or days of the procedure. You may experience some stiffness or swelling that can take additional time to fully disappear. Your orthopedic surgeon will discuss the details of your recovery with you prior to your surgery.