Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

carpal tunnelCarpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused when the transverse carpal ligament, a flexible, slightly elastic cord that lies on top of the carpal tunnel at the wrist, presses upon the median nerve. The resulting symptoms include tingling, numbness, weakness, or pain in the fingers, hand, or lower arm.

To treat this, endoscopic carpal tunnel release is performed where the physician uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached (endoscope), which is guided through a small incision in the wrist (single-portal technique) or at the wrist and palm (two-portal technique). The cutting tools used in endoscopic surgery are also very tiny and are inserted through the same small incisions in the wrist or wrist and palm.

To relieve the condition, the transverse carpal ligament is cut and the small incisions closed up with stitches. The whole procedure is performed as an outpatient service. To speak with one of our physicians and to determine whether you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, kindly give us a call on (352) 404-8956 today.