July 11, 2012 Grand Rounds Video: Compressive Neuropathies: Watch and worry or decompress and hope?
Andrew Ghatan, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery Chief Resident
Douglas P. Hanel, MD, Professor
Jerry I. Huang, MD, 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.