Wide-Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet (WALANT)
Many patients who were previously not candidates for hand surgery due to other medical problems can now have their surgery thanks to WALANT – Wide Awake Hand Surgery.
Traditionally, pain and bleeding during hand surgery have been controlled using some form of general anesthesia and a tourniquet wrapped around the arm. While these methods have been and continue to be effective, WALANT allows us to do away with the tourniquet and general anesthesia.
If the risks and grogginess associated with general anesthesia has kept you from considering hand surgery, read more about WALANT here…
Open release carpal tunnel surgery
Carpal tunnel syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. When non-surgical treatment options, such as such as bracing, anti-inflammatories, and injections fail to provide long-term relief, a carpal tunnel release cab take the pressure off the nerve. There are two main techniques, however, Dr. Donnelly prefers the open approach.
Open surgery for wrist fractures
Wrist fractures are one of the most common types of fractures we see. Most wrist fractures occur at the end of the radius, the larger forearm bone. These fractures create many different types and patterns, and are treated differently. They can be treated non-operatively or operatively.