State of the Art Equipment
The Loredo Hand Care Institute in Dallas Fort Worth offers our patients the most advanced surgical technology available. Below are some of the state of the art surgical tools and techniques available:
The Stratos Endoscopic Release System
The Stratos Endoscopic Release System is a highly advanced technology which provides access to the carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel through one very small incision. The procedure requires no stitches and provides instantaneous relief from pain for most patients.
Additional advantages of using the minimally-invasive Stratos Endoscopic Release System include:
- A 98% surgery success rate
- Minimal scarring
- Same-day use of the hand(s)
- Better visualization of the hand anatomy
- Comfort knowing you are benefitting from the safest and most advanced technology available
Dr. Loredo assisted in the development of the technology behind the Stratos Endoscopic Release System and is one of a select few hand surgeons who possess the specialized training necessary to operate it. In addition, he is the only Certified Stratos Endoscopic Release System Instructor in the Dallas / Fort Worth Area.
The TFCC Fast Fix System
The TFCC Fast Fix is a minimally-invasive arthroscopic surgery specifically designed to repair Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears of the Wrist. This procedure involves placing the wrist in a “tower” to provide access to the small wrist joint and allow for examination using a scope. Wrist arthroscope is the gold standard with respect to diagnosing and repairing Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears of the Wrist.
Additional advantages of using the minimally-invasive TFCC Fast Fix include:
- Fast and easy-to-use system
- Strong and secure repair
- No counter incision, which minimizes repair and recovery time
- No knot stack, which eliminates irritation
- One-handed, 360° active deployment delivers fast and easy implant deployment from any hand position
The TENEX Fast Procedure
The Tenex FAST procedure is a minimally-invasive technique used to address Tennis & Golfer's Elbow. During the procedure, Dr. Loredo will use ultrasound energy to break down, emulsify and remove scar tissue from the forearm tendons that attach to the elbow. The incision is very small and requires no stitches, just a small band-aid. Because of the precision afforded by the Tenex system, Dr. Loredo is able to zero in on only the damaged tendon tissue with the ultrasound energy and the surrounding healthy tissue is left unharmed.
Due to the minimally-invasive nature of this procedure, plus no stitches or general anesthesia, there is minimal downtime and less discomfort as compared to traditional open surgery.
Mini TightRope® CMC Technique
If a patient is suffering from Thumb Basilar Arthritis, Dr. Loredo may recommend surgery on the affected joint using the Mini TightRope® CMC Technique. Using the Mini TightRope® CMC Technique, the trapezial bone is removed and the thumb metacarpal is suspended using two strands of FiberWire, allowing for capsular healing, hematoma, and scar tissue formation in the trapezial space. This space may also be filled with a graft or artificial spacer. This technique is further illustrated in this video.
A.M. Surgical CPX - Surgical Cross Pinning Fixator Device
The CPX is a small external fixator which is used to treat distal radius fractures, a common bone fracture of the radius in the forearm. The CPX surgery is minimally invasive and does not cross the wrist joint giving patients the ability to move their wrist throughout the entire healing process. The CPX device is typically removed in 5 to 6 weeks.
Additional advantages of using the A.M. Surgical CPX include:
- Small, lightweight device - the CPX is smaller than a standard Sharpie marker and is available in lightweight carbon fiber or titanium
- Variable angle pin placement
- Minimally invasive technique resulting in minimal scarring
- Same-day use of the hand(s)
Schedule Your Consultation
Our practice offers state-of-the-art hand surgery procedures. Our hand surgeon, Dr. Pedro Loredo, can help determine which procedure is best for your needs. Please contact our practice to schedule your hand surgery consultation. We work with numerous insurance companies and offer a variety of financing options to help make your procedure affordable.