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Lacertus Syndrome

Lacertus syndrome is a common hand disorder, but it is still widely unknown to the public and many physicians. It manifests with symptoms very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, so its diagnosis is often overlooked or made late.

Treatment

Until recently, the only surgical treatment offered was to sever the lacertus through a 15-centimeter long “S” shaped incision in the forearm. The surgery was performed under general or regional anesthesia, and required a recovery of several weeks. The results were uncertain due to the aggressiveness of the approach and its complications.

Today, its treatment is much less invasive thanks to developments in surgical and anesthetic techniques. The procedure is now carried out under local anesthesia (WALANT – Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) on a patient who is fully awake, which makes it possible to confirm the immediate return of muscle strength and to verify, directly, the result of the decompression. The recovery of strength is often spectacular.

This method has the advantage of avoiding complications and side effects associated with intravenous anesthetic drugs, and fasting for twelve hours is no longer required.

Postoperative pain and swelling are reduced which speeds up recovery and return to normal activities.

The incision, made in the natural crease of the elbow, is only about 2 centimeters long.

Recovery

In patients operated on with the WALANT surgical method previously described and used by Dr Brutus, return to office work is possible 24 to 48 hours later, while physical labor is possible after ten to fourteen days. Rehabilitation is not necessary and the risk of recurrence is low.

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