How is surgery for tenolysis performed?
Dr. Azouz will release the tendons from the scar tissue. He can also remove excess scar tissue to prevent reoccurrence.
What is the anesthesia for tenolysis surgery?
With most hand surgeries, Dr. Azouz uses sedation and local anesthesia. Patients are sedated in a deep sleep to help them feel calm. Dr. Azouz will then inject an axillary block which numbs the arm and helps prolong pain control for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
What is the recovery from tenolysis surgery?
Most patients can return to their activities within 4-6 weeks, depending on the extent of scar tissue. Hand therapy will be recommended to prevent recurrence and maximize hand function. Dr. Azouz sees his patients for routine follow-up visits to monitor healing after surgery.
What is the cost of tenolysis surgery?
The cost of surgery can range broadly and has many factors. Dr. Azouz will obtain a medical history and perform a physical examination to help determine the cost. If the scar tissue is associated with a work-related injury, workers’ compensation carriers cover medical costs that relate to the injury.