Conscious During Carpel Tunnel

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With “wide-awake surgery,” UConn Heath’s hand, wrist and elbow surgeons use a technique that keeps the patient awake, enabling the testing of the repair while the procedure is in progress and resulting in less down time and discomfort.

Drs. Anthony Parrino and Joel Ferreira learned this surgical approach during their fellowship training, and the former UConn orthopedic surgery residents brought it back to UConn Health when they joined the faculty. They use wide-awake surgery most commonly to treat carpel tunnel syndrome and trigger finger, as they explain in the UConn Health Pulse podcast.

Wide-Awake Hand Surgery