Advantages of Hand Surgery Under Local Anaesthetic
There are many advantages of hand surgery under local anaesthetic. The patient is wide awake and can communicate with the surgeon during the procedure. This allows for a more interactive surgery and a better outcome. There is also less risk of complications associated with general anaesthesia.
What is the most common hand surgery? Carpal tunnel release surgery is the most common type of hand surgery performed. In carpal tunnel surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the palm of the hand and cuts the ligament that is pressing on the median nerve.
How long does hand surgery take? How long will the surgery take? Most hand surgery is done as an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day. The surgery usually takes 30 minutes, depending on the procedure.
Dr Gavin Nimon has been performing carpal tunnel release, trigger finger releases and deQuervains releases for over 20 years. Not only is it a safe and reliable technique, it also reduces costs by not requiring an anaesthetic.