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Minimally invasive techniques

At the Barcelona Hand Center we are clear that, in surgery, the smaller the surgical injury, the fewer the consequences and the faster the postoperative recovery.
This is why we prioritize, when possible, the use of arthroscopic, endoscopic and echo-guided techniques.

These techniques introduced and evolved in recent years allow us to perform surgical interventions through much smaller incisions, and therefore, scars of a few millimeters, than "classic" techniques as well as to improve the visualization during the intervention through mini-chambers and high definition screens.

ARTHROSCOPY: refers to the performance of surgeries within a joint through incisions of 3-4 mm that allow us to introduce a cannula connected to a video camera and special surgical material for these techniques. This type of surgery allows us today to explore and solve pathologies in the wrist and elbow that until a few years ago were only possible by making wide incisions.

ENDOSCOPY: in this case we refer to the performance of surgical interventions FOS of a joint, that is, between muscle planes, etc... These much more recent techniques (the first was published in 2012) have been developed mainly in the release of nerve compressions especially around the elbow. 

In the Center of the Dt. we have followed these techniques with great attention since their inception, having even pioneered some of them and participating annually in national and international courses and congresses where they are disseminated among professionals in the specialty.

SOUND-GUIDED SURGERY OR SONOSURGERY: this term refers to the performance of surgical techniques under ultrasound control, that is to say, introducing the surgical instrument through small incisions and low ultrasound control. Few techniques still exist today, but new techniques are continually appearing and we are sure that in a few years they will rapidly increase and become commonplace in use.

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