Carpal Tunnel Release

Surgical Technique

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed causing pain, weakness and numbness in the hand and wrist. Both open and endoscopic surgical techniques are used to reduce the pressure on the median nerve. The endoscopic procedure utilizes a proximal portal to cut the transverse carpal ligament resulting in median nerve relief. This method has proven faster recovery for patients as well as greater improvement in symptoms and functional status1.  Further evidence supporting the benefits of utilizing an endoscopic approach was shown in Benson's 2006 clinical study comparing endoscopic versus open arthroscopic release, the endoscopic approach was proven more minimally invasive and resulted in less tendon and nerve injury post procedure2


Product

CTS Relief Kit®

Kit includes:

  • One small dilator
  • One larger dilator
  • One slotted guide
  • One obturator
  • One blade

 
  

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 1Vasiliadis HS, Xenakis TA, Mitsiionis G. Endoscopic versus Open Carpal Tunnel Release. AANA 2010; 26: Issue 1 26-33.


2Benson L, Bare A, Nagle D. Complications of Endoscopic and Open Tunnel Carpal Release. AANA 2006; 22: Issue 9 919-924.


Este material proporciona información sobre cómo usar los dispositivos e instrumentos médicos de CONMED en procedimientos quirúrgicos.  Aunque ha sido revisado por médicos, no constituye consejo médico y cada cirujano debe usar su propio criterio profesional antes de usarlo para tratar a un paciente en particular.  Los cirujanos deben estar entrenados en el uso de dichos dispositivos antes de la cirugía y siempre deben consultar el prospecto del producto, incluidas las Instrucciones de uso, antes de utilizar cualquier dispositivo médico.