Phone - 03 7064 2939
Fax - 03 4700 2729
* Rojo-Manaute JM, Capa-Grasa A, Chana-Rodríguez F, et al. Ultra-Minimally Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Carpal Tunnel Release: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Jun;35(6):1149-57
How Common Is Carpal Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is extremely common, north of 50,000 cases in Australia each year.
What Are The Main Symptoms?
The main symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome are tingling numbness and pain, particularly pain at night.
If Left Untreated , What Can Happen?
If the condition is severe and left untreated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can lead to permanent damage to the nerve. This can lead to permanent numbness in the hand and also weakness in the hand. Particularly damage to the muscles in the thumb.
What if Non Surgical Treatments Fail?
If your efforts to get conservative treatments have failed, including splinting, and steroid injections and symptoms continue to persist, you should seek advice on surgical treatment to reduce your risk of ongoing damage to the nerve.
What Is Our Micro Invasive Procedure?
The micro-blade, an invention of local Specialist Anaesthetist A/Prof Peter Hebbard is a needle-based device with deployable scalpel and is produced in the The USA. It is used to cut the carpal ligament under ultrasound guidance in a revolutionary new procedure that will be the future of carpal tunnel release treatment. This treatment is currently only available through Dr Peter Hebbard. Same day consultation and procedure treatment is now available to help patients who need to travel to see Dr Hebbard.
Where is the i-Blade treatment available?
Micro invasive surgery is currently only available through Dr Peter Hebbard in Wangaratta & Port Melbourne. To make the treatment as widely accessible as possible we are now offering same day consultation and procedure using the revolutionary i-Blade Ultrasound-guided technique. More information at the bottom of this page.
Have you tried conservative measures to relieve your discomfort? Splints and Steroid injections failed?
We are offering new patients a consultation and treatment performed in the same visit, making it easy to travel and get relief fast.
Find out how Dr Hebbard can help you get relief from your Carpal Tunnel discomfort today.
Same Day Treatment Option
We can offer the option of having your initial consultation and the procedure the same day, particularly for patients who want to travel to have this unique new treatment. For same day treatment, we need your referral beforehand outlining your request for same day treatment and have had confirmatory nerve conduction studies organised by your own doctor and sent to me. You should not plan to drive yourself home after the procedure or for several days.
What is needed before your first appointment?
Carpal tunnel release is an invasive procedure and carries risks of complications, you need to be referred to see me by your own doctor. Referrals can be faxed on 03 4700 2729 (ensure area code is used) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not require nerve conduction studies or nerve ultrasound before seeing me however your own doctor will often organise these tests to help determine if your hand symptoms are caused by carpal tunnel compression.
Micro Invasive Clinic
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