Compressive Neuropathies: Watch and worry or decompress and hope?

July 11, 2012 Grand Rounds Video: Compressive Neuropathies: Watch and worry or decompress and hope?


, Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident
, Professor
, Assistant Professor
Christopher J. Standaert, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor

Compressive neuropathies, such as median tunnel and ulnar nerve syndromes, are some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal disabilities. Diagnostics and treatment of these conditions are some of the most frequently performed procedures in medicine. Questions of appropriateness of utilization of these procedures have increased and are causing frustrations among patients and practitioners alike. This episode of Grand Rounds will feature leading UW Medicine experts Dr. Andrew Ghatan, Dr. Douglas P. Hanel, Dr. Jerry Huang and Dr. Christopher Standaert, as they discuss updated indications and techniques to address carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes.