Basal joint arthritis makes it difficult to grip or hold items between the thumb and fingers. With this procedure, the basal joint is removed and rebuilt in order to relieve pain, pressure, and restore the joint’s function.
This surgery is used to relieve pressure placed on the median nerve that runs through your wrist, which is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Your surgeon will access the transverse carpal ligament that forms the carpal tunnel. By dividing the ligament, more space will be created for the nerve and pressure will be relieved.
A minimally invasive procedure, your surgeon will use an arthroscopic camera to examine, identify and treat issues involving the ligaments, cartilage and bone in the wrist. When the issue is found, the appropriate treatment such as tear repairs or removal of debris can take place to relieve your pain or functionality issues.