Upper Limb Services

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair

 

The repair of the shoulder's rotator cuff is a surgery that fixes a torn tendon in the shoulder. This is done by attaching the tendon back to the bone with sutures. These sutures are made of metal or a material that dissolves over time and do not need to be removed. This surgery is usually performed in order to remove pain from the area. The surgery is done under anaesthetic and usually takes 4 to 6 months to fully recover.

Trauma of Hand, Elbow and Shoulder

 

Fixing trauma to the hand, elbow and shoulder such as fractures of the bone, dislocations of the joint, and damage to soft tissue including tendons and nerves.

Carpal Tunnel Release

 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is pain and weakness in the hand caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve and tendons that curl your fingers go through a passage called the carpal tunnel in your wrist. This tunnel is quite narrow and so any swelling can pinch the nerve and cause pain. Carpal tunnel release is done by cutting the carpal tunnel in order to release pressure and allow the nerves and tendons more room. This surgery is done under anaesthetic and usually takes 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover. This is generally performed as a day surgery.

Ganglion Removal

 

Ganglion removal is a procedure that gets rid of the benign cyst, often around the wrist. This is a day surgery procedure and the recovery takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Southwest Orthopaedics

Dr Anthony Wilson

St Vincent's Private Hospital Toowoomba

Entrance 2, Level 1

Scott Street, TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350

Ph:   (07) 4639 5559

Fax: (07) 4639 5558

Email: reception@southwestortho.net or reception1@southwestortho.net

Web: www.dranthonywilson.com