Wide Awake Office Hand Surgery

Many common hand conditions can be treated in the office, and this method of treatment is called “wide awake hand surgery”. Carpal tunnel releases, treatment of trigger finger or trigger thumb, and repair of cut tendons can often be done in the office under straight local numbing medicine. Surgery in the office is painless and faster with much less fuss than being in an operating room. Interestingly, in some studies the infection rates for wide awake office surgery is the same or less than the same procedures performed in the operating room.