The goal of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release is to take pressure off of the median nerve by enlarging the carpal tunnel. This is done by cutting the transverse carpal ligament. Studies show when compared to the traditional open carpal tunnel release the endoscopic technique results in faster recovery time, less post-operative pain and a smaller scar.
During Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release a small incision is made at the wrist crease and a small camera is inserted into the carpal tunnel. The ligament is then cut with a retractable blade. The incision is closed with a steri-strip. Sutures are not needed because the incision is so small. Patient has a bandage on for two days and then may remove it and resume normal activities with little restrictions. Endoscopic surgery is safe and effective surgical option that has been used for more than 20 years.