Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is performed arthroscopically using a camera and miniaturized instruments. Instead of making long incisions made through the muscle as required by traditional invasive surgery, MIS allows surgeons to perform these surgeries by inserting small tubes through smaller incisions to visualize the internal structures. By using video-assisted equipment during the procedures, the physicians at the Fort Worth Hand Center have higher visualization and magnification of the internal structures, allowing for a more accurate assessment of the internal damage and more focused surgical precision.
The benefits may include:
- Significantly less post-operative pain
- Less damage to tissue and less stiffness during healing
- Faster recovery time and faster return to everyday functions
- Less scaring and sensitivity around the scar
- Very small “key hole” incisions and reduced incision size
- Higher precision with video assisted visualization
Minimally invasive hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery help patients in treating:
- Fractures and Dislocations
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Congenital and acquired deformities
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
Early diagnosis and proper intervention is very important to reduce the severity and complications of any condition. With early treatment the need for performing surgery can be reduced. Fort Worth Hand Center is specialized in performing minimally invasive orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery providing the state of the art treatment needed for your condition.
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