Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Dr. Eberhart performed carpal tunnel surgery on both of my hands, using a minimally invasive, endoscopic technique instead of open surgery. He only needed to make two tiny incisions through which he inserted a camera to guide him. The result was very precise surgery with a fast recovery time and no long scar that had to heal. The surgeries were about three weeks apart, and Dr. Eberhart was very willing to work around my schedule in order to minimize the impact on my life. In fact, he first explored some non-surgical treatment options including cortisone injections to buy me some time. He brought balance to the entire process. I had to fit my treatment into a busy work schedule, a new baby, and triathlon training, so I really appreciated the fact that Dr. Eberhart took the time to put a good plan in place that also did not make me wait too long and risk permanent damage. The work I do at the hospital involves very fine motor skills. For example, surgical knot tying requires constant wrist motion and repetitive movement. The median nerve damage in my hands was so severe that it would keep me awake at night. It was searing pain combined with burning numbness that would flair up at work and at home. Since the surgeries, I’ve had no symptoms, no tingling, no numbness, and no pain. I can do my activities with no restrictions, including swimming where wrist motion is critical. In the local medical community, Dr. Eberhart is known as the authority in hand surgery. I appreciate his skill as a surgeon, and I’m grateful for his willingness to create an individualized treatment plan that worked so well for me.

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