Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release uses a small tube and a camera attached to an arthroscope to visualize the transverse carpal ligament then using a hook knife the ligament is cut, all incisions are in the wrist or palm and are about one centimeter in length. We preform the Brown endoscopic carpal tunnel release. The camera allows Dr. Gracia to see the ligaments and other structures without having to make a large incision. All tools used in this procedure are small in size in order to pass through the incision.

Once the endoscope has been inserted and the doctor has located the ligament, he then cuts the transverse carpal ligament. Cutting the transverse carpal ligament release pressure put on the median nerve, which relieves the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

This procedure is generally performed in a surgery center on an out-patient basis. This means you should be able to return home once the surgery concludes and you have been discharged.


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