Hospital or outpatient surgery center. These are probably the two most common types of locations a person would think of to answer the question, “Where are you having your orthopedic surgery?”  But there is actually a third option – the OSMS procedure room. This type of treatment is often called “office-based surgery,” as the procedure is performed right in the clinic setting. The OSMS physicians can perform many hand and minor procedures in this setting, including:

  • Finger cyst removal
  • Trigger finger release
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Nail bed repair
  • Tendon repair and transfer
  • Some lacerations from injuries at home or work

Learn more from Dr. Ben Zellner, orthopedic hand-to-shoulder surgeon, about 3 of the most common surgeries performed in the OSMS procedure room. You can also learn more about how the procedure room works by reading “The OSMS Procedure Room: A Quicker and Less-Expensive Option for Hand Surgery.”