Our Specialties

The Hand Center at Orlin & Cohen

Long Island’s largest, most experienced team of hand, wrist and elbow subspecialists. These board-certified, fellowship-trained and top-ranked subspecialists exclusively treat conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow—including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tendonitis, tennis and golfer’s elbow—performing over 1,500 procedures every year. Their extensive expertise, together with the best hand therapists and cutting-edge, on-site diagnostics, can mean better outcomes for you.

Don’t live with hand, wrist or elbow pain a minute longer: Immediate appointments are available.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very common problem that affects the hand and fingers. In this video, Dr. Bennett Brown of Orlin & Cohen's hand and upper extremity division discusses the syndrome's symptoms and how it's treated.

In treating carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects the hands and fingers, we begin with a wrist brace and over-the-counter medication. If that doesn't help, we work with our pain management specialists who inject cortisone, a strong anti-inflammatory. The last line of treatment is a carpal tunnel release, an outpatient surgical procedure that usually takes less than 10 minutes and has a relatively fast recovery, allowing the patient to resume daily life in about 10 days. Most patients require follow-up physical therapy as well, which is available through the Orlin & Cohen network of offices.

 

Hand, Upper Extremities Specialists

Ask your doctor

  • Do you have specialized training in hand surgery beyond general orthopedics?
  • How many carpal tunnel releases do you perform each year?
  • How soon do patients usually resume their normal physical routine after the release?

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