Hand Surgery

Hand & Carpal Tunnel Surgery – Central Florida

Carpal Tunnel Surgery – Central Florida

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder involving compression of the median nerve, which runs through the wrist into a tunnel surrounded by bones and ligaments. Most commonly seen in women over the age of thirty, carpal tunnel syndrome is typically caused by inflammation or swelling of the tendon. Depending on the severity of the problem, the doctor may recommend a number of treatment solutions including anti-inflammatory medicines or night splints. Carpal tunnel surgery has been recommended for our Central Florida patients who suffer from more severe cases.

Since the median nerve is responsible for sensation to a large portion of the palm and fingers as well as motor control in the palm and thumb, the consequences of carpal tunnel syndrome can be significant.

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Onset of carpal tunnel syndrome can be caused by rapid, repetitive activities such as:

  • Typing
  • Use of Power Grip Tools
  • Sports Activities

Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Include:

  • Numbness or tingling in the hands
  • Pain radiating into the forearm
  • Symptoms worsen at night
  • Thumb muscle weakness

Contact us today to learn more about hand and carpal tunnel surgery at our Central Florida clinics.

Trigger Fingers

Trigger fingers occur most commonly in women between the ages of 40 to 60 and those suffering from diabetes and arthritis. It is a very common problem of unknown origin.

The tendons that help to bend the fingers and the thumbs, when they are functioning normally, slide easily through a tunnel-like area. When the opening of the tunnel is irritated, it can lead to swelling, and the tendons get ‘stuck’ while trying to move through the tunnel. The catching sensation occurs when the tendons are stuck at the mouth of the tunnel. In more severe cases, the finger can get stuck in a bent position.

Trigger fingers can be corrected with hand surgery at one of our Florida clinics and can often be controlled with splints and over-the-counter medications.

Contact our office to learn more about hand surgery options at our Central Florida clinics.

Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis

The basal joint is located at the base of the thumb and is responsible for the swivel motion of the thumb. Because of the wear and tear this area of the hand undergoes, particularly in athletes as a result of repetitive and forceful usage, basal joint arthritis is a very common problem.

Treatment for basal joint arthritis depends on the progression and severity of the disease. The doctor may recommend anti-inflammatory drugs or hand surgery. Contact one of our Central Florida clinics to learn more.

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Hand Fractures

Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brian Jurbala

With 27 bones and 27 muscles, the hand is a delicate part of the body often required to perform the most strenuous activities. Dr. Jurbala often treats hand fractures resulting from sports such as skiing, biking, gymnastics or any sport with a high risk of falling.

Signs of a broken hand bone include:

  • Tenderness
  • Depressed knuckles
  • Swelling
  • Finger or hand deformity

Depending on the severity of the fracture, the doctor may perform hand surgery at one of our Florida clinics and utilize implants to stabilize the hand while it heals.

Contact our office to learn more about carpal tunnel and hand surgery in the Central Florida area.

With more than 600 surgeries to his credit, Dr. Jurbala has the hands on experience necessary to help you.

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