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Types of Problems We See

Dr. Hubbard specializes in the care of hand and upper extremity disorders, including the shoulder. All types of problems are seen here, from congenital deformities to fractures to reconstructive surgery for arthritis.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed in the base of the hand. Symtpoms include numbness, tingling, and pain, especially at night.

Diagnosiing this condition accurately requires an examination, xrays of the wrist, and usually an EMG, or electrical test on the nerve.

Many patients with CTS can be manages with splinting or therapy programs. However, many have EMG changes that point to surgery as the best option for recovery.

Although CTS has beeen treated surgicaly since 1949, the procedure has required an open incision in the palm, which is more invasive.. In more recent years Dr. Hubbard has performed the procedure using an endoscope with a small TV camera. In this way the release can be done with two tiny incisions, looking at the TV monitor.

The results are spectacularly different, and patients begin using the hand the next day. Most take little or no pain medications, and return to their activities twice as fast compared to other methods.

Dr. Hubbard has performed more than 4000 Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Releases, and continues to refine the technique.

Some of the other common conditions we treat: 

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Rhode Island Hand & Orthopaedic Center

1150 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920


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