If you are a resident of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or South Florida with carpal tunnel syndrome, you may be suffering unnecessarily. Carpal tunnel is brought about by the contraction of the median nerve where it passes through the wrist, causing pain, weakness, tingling, and even numbness. Carpal tunnel syndrome is often both very painful and frustrating because it can make engaging in regular, everyday activities extremely difficult, if not impossible. Take the next step in learning about carpal tunnel release reconstructive surgery by scheduling a consultation with Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., at his office conveniently located in Aventura.
What is Carpel Tunnel Release?
Dr. Adam J. Rubinstein brings years of experience in the surgical procedure known as Carpal tunnel release, which corrects carpal tunnel syndrome. Sometimes repetitive or occupation-related motions, or even an old injury, can compress the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Carpal tunnel release is a surgical procedure that corrects carpal tunnel syndrome. The syndrome is caused by median nerve compression in the wrist, which results in pain, weakness, and/or numbness of the hand and fingers. Dr. Rubinstein brings particular expertise in working with patients to address the root symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Who Can Benefit From Carpal Tunnel Release?
Repeated and prolonged tingling in the limbs, particularly the hand or fingers, may indicate that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Very often repetitive movements can trigger carpal tunnel or the reemergence of a former wrist injury. Dr. Rubinstein can help you diagnose the syndrome and can outline a plan of treatment that begins with less invasive approaches before opting for the carpal tunnel release procedure as a last resort.
What is the Carpel Tunnel Release Procedure Like?
Dr. Rubinstein will guide you through the particulars of carpal tunnel release, and the procedure can often be done endoscopically, requiring only one or two small incisions. Dr. Rubinstein will guide you through the array of possible treatment options, with the goal of ultimately releasing pressure on the nerve which passes below the transverse carpal ligament. Sometimes the procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure, and Dr. Rubinstein will discuss the feasibility as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. Following surgery, you will need assistance driving home, and sensitivity in the hands may make ordinary activities difficult or cumbersome for the first few days.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Quite often minor pain, bruising and swelling occur after surgery, and these can be managed with pain medication as prescribed by Dr. Rubinstein, in addition to ice packs and elevation. Dr. Rubinstein will work with you in the recovery phase to make sure that you are meeting all the right benchmarks for a proper recovery, and he will let you know when it is safe to resume normal activity. He may even recommend physical therapy as a means to achieving greater motion and strength in the area that had been affected by carpal tunnel syndrome. Furthermore, if your carpal tunnel symptoms arose from repeated motions, Dr. Rubinstein may work with you to work on preventing a recurrence of the syndrome.
Will Insurance cover Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery?
While the majority of health insurance policies do pay for carpal tunnel surgery, it may really depend on your plan as to whether or not the procedure will be covered by your insurance and to what extent, as every plan is different and also varies in its coverage options. Some insurers will cover all of the costs, whereas others will only pay a portion, leaving it to you the patient to pay the rest. After checking with your insurance provider to learn what sort of coverage is available to you, if it turns out that you aren’t covered by insurance, or if there is a gap in your coverage, Dr. Rubinstein does offer financing
options in just such cases so that his patients can make easy payments every month for their treatment.
If you or a loved one live in Miami, Fort Lauderdale or South Florida and suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, please contact Dr. Rubinstein today as you will benefit from his skillful surgical expertise in carpal tunnel release as well as the patient-friendly atmosphere in his Aventura office.