Hand & Elbow Center

June 5, 2015

The specialists at our Hand & Elbow Center of Excellence use a number of innovative treatment methods—including wide-awake surgery—to help restore function for patients so they can return to active lifestyles. Among the conditions we treat regularly are carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and trigger finger.

Two other conditions Dr. Barbour and Dr. Rachel often diagnose are cubital tunnel syndrome—which results in pain, numbness and tingling in the ring and little fingers—and Duputren’s contracture—a progressive condition that affects connective tissue beneath the palm.

Our hand and elbow specialists usually try non-invasive treatments before recommending surgery. However, when surgery becomes the only option for trigger finger and carpal tunnel, patients may choose to only have local anesthesia. This wide-awake alternative takes less time, and is less costly and more efficient.

Dr. Barbour is also trained in the TENEX minimally invasive technique, available for treating tendon pain related to golfers or tennis elbow.