Patient Gives ‘Thumbs Up’ for Wide Awake Hand Surgery

UConn Health patient Lena Knowles chose "wide awake surgery" to relieve the pain in her hands due to carpal tunnel syndrome. (Photo by Frank Barton)

The numbness and tingling in her hands kept Lena Knowles up at night. UConn Health orthopedic surgeon Joel Ferreira was able to relieve her carpal tunnel pain with a procedure that minimally impacted her active lifestyle. Watch the video to learn why Lena chose “wide awake surgery” versus traditional surgery.