Hand & Wrist Surgery

Watch Dr. Meadows as he performs carpal tunnel surgery. Learn all about what carpal tunnel syndrome is and how it is treated with this simple 10-minute outpatient procedure.

There are two differentiating factors that set humans apart from other animals: our highly developed brains and our hands. Your hands contain an intricate system of nerves, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, and bones that work together to provide motion and sensory information, such as touch and temperature. You use your hands countless times each day to grasp, carry, release, and manipulate objects and perform tasks such as writing, playing an instrument, or typing on a keyboard. 

Your hands serve as a protective mechanism for your body and are vulnerable to a number of dangers and mishaps. For example, you use your hands to protect yourself by shielding potentially dangerous objects, and even breaking falls. Due to this protective mechanism, the bones of the hand and wrist are commonly fractured. In addition to these dangers, the hands are susceptible to cuts, abrasions, and burns that can result in damaged tendons, nerves, or even infection.

Because your hands and wrists are in constant motion each day, they are susceptible to overuse injuries such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Problems can occur in the muscles and joints, such as arthritis from normal wear and tear. Hand problems may develop because of certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or pregnancy. 

Dr. Steve Meadows' expertise includes:

Visit our patient education library to learn more about hand and wrist conditions.

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