Minimally invasive Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Minimally invasive Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery from Dr. Jonathan Lee Hand Wrist and Upper Limb Surgery

By: Dr. Jonathan Lee Hand Wrist and Upper Limb Surgery  13/11/2010
Keywords: Medical Specialists, Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Endoscopic surgery is now an alternative to traditional open carpal tunnel surgery. This procedure is performed using a device called the Carpal Tunnel Release System. It allows the release of the carpal ligament through a small incision at the base of the wrist.


A small endoscope and camera project an "inside view" of the carpal tunnel onto a video monitor. The surgeon watches the screen and precisely cut the ligament with a blade, simply by pulling a trigger.


Both open and endoscopic surgery have the same goal-to ease pressure on the median nerve by dividing the ligament and enlarging the carpal tunnel.

Keywords: Carpal Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand, Hand Surgeon, Hand Surgery, Hand Wrist And Upper Limb Surgery, Medical Specialists, Plastic Surgery, Surgery,

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