Minimally Invasive Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common problems affecting the hand, usually appearing with numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers. Left untreated, it can cause long-term debilitation.
What Is Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery?
Carpal tunnel release (CTR) surgery is used to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. CTR relieves pressure on the median nerve by transecting or dividing the transverse carpal ligament, which forms the roof of the carpal tunnel to create more space for the nerve and tendons.
When the SX-One MicroKnife® is used with ultrasound guidance, physicians are able to perform open CTR surgery through a small, less disruptive incision while providing improved visualization of all critical anatomy in the wrist. Ultimately, performing CTR with the SX-One MicroKnife under the guidance of ultrasound will transform the treatment experience for patients, physicians and payers.
How Does It Work?
Carpal tunnel release with ultrasound guidance is a minimally-invasive treatment that minimizes injury through precise, small incisions that allow your physician to see all the critical parts of the anatomy of your wrist and hand.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if carpal tunnel release with ultrasound guidance is right for you.