PALM HARBOR, FL – Orthopedic Specialists is making it faster and easier to treat carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a debilitating condition that affects more than one in ten people in the United States. Board-certified, fellowship-trained hand and wrist surgeon, R. Brian Williams, DO, is the only orthopedic surgeon in West Central Florida offering ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release – an in-office surgery that is revolutionizing treatment.
With many medical facilities unable to accept elective procedures due to COVID-19 concerns, this in-office procedure relieves CTS symptoms quickly and conveniently. Other advantages include:
• Precise results with ultrasound guidance
• Tiny incision; no sutures
• Rapid relief of symptoms
• Recovery in 3-6 days, in most cases
Dr. Williams’s procedure uses ultrasound imaging and micro instruments to release the transverse carpal tunnel ligament. This quickly relieves pressure on the median nerve that runs from the forearm to the hand.
The procedure takes only a few minutes to perform. It uses local anesthesia, which allows the patient to drive to and from the procedure, and it saves on anesthesia and facility fees. In contrast, typical open surgery uses a larger incision, requires weeks of rehabilitation, and can be costly.
Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness, burning or tingling in the fingers and thumb; a weakened grip or loss of hand coordination; and electric shock-like sensations day and night. About 26 million new cases of CTS are diagnosed each year. Women ages 45 to 60 are three times more likely as men to be diagnosed.
About Dr. R. Brian Williams, DO
R. Brian Williams, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic and hand surgeon practicing at Orthopedic Specialists in Palm Harbor, Florida. He is fellowship-trained in hand and microvascular surgery and performs ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release surgery. Dr. Williams also provides many surgical and nonsurgical options for general injuries, fractures, and accident-related injuries. He has additional training in treating neck and back problems.
He completed his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in upstate New York and his doctorate at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Suncoast Hospital, an orthopedic residency in Queens, New York, and his fellowship training through the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
About Orthopedic Specialists
Serving Palm Harbor, Fla., since 1997, the team at Orthopedic Specialists provides the most modern and comprehensive orthopedic care available in the area. Its board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors offer both focused and generalized orthopedic treatment. Specialties include surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the hips, knees, shoulders, hands, feet and ankles, neck and spine, as well as joint replacement procedures. Orthopedic Specialists also offers regenerative medicine, physical therapy, and diagnostic imaging under one roof. Its innovative and patient-centered approach has earned the practice nearly 1,000 5-star reviews.
For more information about ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release and Orthopedic Specialists, call 727-938-1935 or visit: https://www.palmharborortho.com/services/in-office-carpal-tunnel-surgery.