Carpal Tunnel Release Patient Outcomes
For those needing surgery, we are your carpal tunnel experts, performing over 1,300 carpal tunnel release procedures each year.
|PERCENT OF PATIENTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE PAIN||54%||9%||7%||6%|
|TIME PERIOD||Before Surgery||3 Months After Surgery||6 Months After Surgery||12 Months After Surgery|
Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: Effects on Lifestyle
|Sleeping||Washing||Carrying Bags||Daily Activities|
|BEFORE SURGERY||8 out of 10 people struggled with sleep||70% had trouble washing their back||50% had moderate to severe difficulty carrying a briefcase or shopping bag||80% experienced at least some limitation on daily activities|
|6 MONTHS AFTER SURGERY||Nearly 9 out of 10 patients reported mild to no difficulty sleeping||60% had no trouble with the task||84% had little or no difficulty carrying their belongings||50% reported no limitations in daily activities|
*All carpal tunnel release patient outcome data collected: 2015-Q1 2018
Two Summit Physical Therapists Honored as Outstanding Clinical Instructor of the Year
Congratulations to two of Summit Orthopedics’ amazing physical therapists, Michelle (“Chelley”) Ecklund, PT, DPT, OCS, and Heide Baker, DPT, for being honored with the Outstanding Clinical Instructor of the Year award from Concordia University St. Paul’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.
Athletic Trainer Jake Howard Joins “Team Summit” on Honduras Medical Mission for One World Surgery
Jake Howard, athletic trainer and practice development manager for Summit shares his story from his medical mission in Honduras for One World Surgery.
Meet Reed Williams, M.D.
Reed C. Williams, M.D., M.B.S., R.M.S.K., is a physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician specializing in nonoperative sports, musculoskeletal, and diagnostic and interventional ultrasound medicine at Summit Orthopedics. He takes his role as a patient advocate, educator, and physician very seriously. He strongly believes that the art of medicine is just as important as the science behind it.