Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Minimally invasive, effective treatment for CTS

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions of the hand today. It has become even more common with the industrialization of our society and the increased use of the keyboard for data entry. The traditional treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome has been surgical release of the carpal tunnel which relieves the pressure on the median nerve which is one of the main nerves supplying the hand with feeling, and also powering some of the muscles in the hand. This has traditionally been done with a longitudinal incision on the palm of the hand which gives access to the tight band called the transverse carpal ligament which pinches the median nerve, causing the condition of carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Green prefers endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery.

Dr. Green has been using the Agee system for endoscopic carpal tunnel release for many years and has done more of these procedures than probably anyone else in this area. This procedure involves a small incision in the wrist crease which allows the endoscopic instrument to be inserted to release the tight ligament, without an incision on the palm at all.

This allows a more rapid recovery and avoids the tendon scar on the palm which is typical in the traditional technique. The procedure is done under local anesthesia with sedation, as an outpatient procedure and takes about 15 minutes.

If you would like more information about this procedure please contact our office to set up a consultation.