Wide Awake Carpal Tunnel Release

The Benefits of Wide Awake Procedures

What is it like to be awake during a procedure? You may have carpal tunnel syndrome or trigger finger.  If so, you may be considering surgical treatment to cure the symptoms forever. Dr. Johnny Nelson is an expert in carpal tunnel release and trigger finger release with real-time ultrasound guidance.  He also performs many other […]

Patient Opportunity: Mission Clinical Registry

Patients in North Carolina experiencing the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome will soon be eligible to participate in the Mission Clinical Registry! Dr. Johnny T. Nelson MD will soon be enrolling patients in the study. It will be the largest multi-center clinical study in the United States investigating the treatment of patients suffering from carpal […]

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What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?

What is platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy? Platelet rich plasma is an emerging technology.  This means that it is a new medical technology that is gaining acceptance in the medical world.  As more research comes out, we have more information about how platelet rich plasma helps patients. What is the “treatment gap”? The treatment gap […]

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Does Redness Around My Carpal Tunnel Incision Mean Infection?

Does redness around my carpal tunnel incision mean infection? The short answer to this question is: usually not. Before we explain this, it must be clarified. If you are experiencing redness around an incision, you must notify your physician. This blog post is not specific medical advice about your wrist, but about the healing process […]

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How Long Do I Have to Wear A Sling After Rotator Cuff Repair?

How long do I have to wear a sling after rotator cuff repair? You recently discussed rotator cuff repair with your orthopedic shoulder specialist and you are moving forward with repair. Hopefully you are seeing a talented specialist. A talented specialist will spend time with you and discuss the details of the after-surgery healing process. […]

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When Can I Get Back to Work After Rotator Cuff Repair?

Return to work after rotator cuff repair. You have a painful rotator cuff tear.  You try oral medications and anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, chiropractic care, watchful waiting, massage therapy. You change your diet and lower your sugar intake.  You try regenerative therapies like PRP injections. You try everything, and yet still you have pain. The answer […]

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What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In October 2023, the American Medical Association published a very interesting article entitled, “What Doctors Wish Patients Knew About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” Find the full article HERE. This article gives useful points of information about carpal tunnel syndrome. As an orthopaedic shoulder and hand specialist, Dr. Johnny T. Nelson MD is very dedicated to patient […]


Accepted for Publication: Dr. Johnny T. Nelson MD Published in Journal of Hand Surgery

Congratulations to Dr. Johnny T., Nelson M.D., who, along with several other investigators, will be published and the esteemed Journal of Hand Surgery Global Online! Raleigh North Carolina carpal tunnel expert Dr. Johnny T. Nelson M.D. was part of a multi-center clinical trial investigating “in-office” carpal tunnel release. “In-office” carpal tunnel release means that the […]

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How Do I Know If I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear?

How do I Know If I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear? Shoulder pain is very common, and many of those with shoulder pain wonder and worried about why they have pain.  They would also like to take steps to figure out the cause of their shoulder pain and ask themselves: how do I know if […]


Is Bruising Normal After Carpal Tunnel Release?

Raleigh North Carolina Carpal Tunnel Release Expert Johnny T. Nelson, MD hears this question often.  If you are asking this question, you are not alone and chances are you recently had a carpal tunnel release procedure.  Perhaps you had a traditional open carpal tunnel release, or perhaps you had the ultra-minimally invasive carpal tunnel release […]

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