Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Peripheral nerve conditions can often feel debilitating. This is because your peripheral nervous system contains nerves and ganglia that project and receive information from your central nervous system to the rest of your body. These nerves, while being integral to processing the world around you and moving through life, are very fragile. The peripheral nervous system is most often prone to injuries within the hands and wrists.
At DC Hand - The Hand and Upper Extremity Institute of Greater Washington, we are proud to offer a variety of treatments for the following peripheral nerve conditions.
Peripheral Nerve Compression
Peripheral nerve compression, more commonly known as a pinched nerve, often occurs due to narrowing nerve passageways, tumors, or other diseases. Patients may know if they have peripheral nerve compression if they feel numbness, sharp or burning pain, or tingling radiating from their affected areas.
Nerve Injuries and Nerve Transfer
When a nerve is injured beyond repair, we may suggest a patient receive nerve transfer surgery. This surgery involves the rerouting of a healthy nerve by connecting it to the non-functioning or damaged nerve. A successful nerve transfer allows the affected areas to regain sensation and function.
Neuroma Pain, Amputation Pain, and TMR
When a nerve is damaged by an injury, neuroma may occur. This disorganized growth of nerve cells can often cause pain or an unwanted tingling sensation in the affected area. To treat neuroma or amputation pain, our providers may suggest targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR).
Is Peripheral Nerve Surgery Right for Me?
If you’re suffering from unwanted tingling, burning, numbness, or sharp pains due to peripheral nerve damage, peripheral nerve surgery may be right for you. The best way to find out if you qualify for peripheral nerve surgery treatment is to schedule your private appointment with Dr. Raizman or another expert member of our team.
We’ll be happy to sit down with you and talk about the best treatment options for your nerve condition, whether that means surgery or a series of physical therapy treatments.
If you live in the Washington, DC, metro area and you have shoulder, elbow, or arm pain that needs immediate treatment, call the experts at DC Hand at the Office of Orthopaedic Medicine & Surgery at (202) 835-2222.