Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Specialist in South Carolina
Dr. Gayton is highly trained and experienced in the treatment of a wide range of injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Click on the below tabs to learn more about his services.
Dr. J. Christopher Gayton is a orthopedic doctor serving patients in Conway and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As a fellowship-trained hand surgeon, board-certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Gayton specializes in hand and upper extremity care. Dr. Gayton has extensive training and experience in treating injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis of the hand, wrist, and shoulder. He also treats fractures of the upper and lower extremity.
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Total shoulder replacement surgery is performed to relieve symptoms of severe shoulder pain and disability due to arthritis. In this surgery, the damaged articulating parts of the shoulder joint are removed and replaced with artificial prostheses. Replacement of both the humeral head and the socket is called a total shoulder replacement.
Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint. The camera attached to the arthroscope shows an image of the joint on a television screen allowing the surgeon to examine the affected joint or areas such as cartilage, ligaments, and tendons, and perform the repair.
Endoscopic cubital tunnel release is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to decompress the ulnar nerve for the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome. Endoscopic refers to the surgery being performed utilizing an endoscope - a thin, flexible fiber-optic tube with a camera, light, magnifying lens, and a port to pass tiny surgical instruments.The ulnar nerve provides sensation to the pinky and ring fingers and the inner side of the hand and forearm. It also innervates numerous small muscles of the hand which are crucial for fine motor skills and a strong grip.