CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE (CTR)
For Patients with Severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when one of the major nerves in the hand is compressed as it travels through the wrist. The median nerve controls movement in the thumb and feeling in the thumb and first three fingers. The nerve runs through the wrist into the hand and can be entrapped by a tight ligament.
The non-surgical management of mild carpal tunnel syndrome can be accomplished with direct home care, which may include specific exercises, stretching, avoiding activities that cause symptoms, or wearing a wrist splint. Medications or corticosteroid injections may also be recommended.
What if surgery is an option?
More severe cases of CTS may be treated surgically through Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR), which involves cutting the transverse carpal ligament to relieve pressure on the median nerve. Traditional CTR procedures can remedy the condition, but may result in large and sometimes painful scars, prolonged pain, and a long road to recovery.
Sonex Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR) with the SX-One MicroKnife® and ultrasound guidance is a new and innovative surgical option for patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome. CTR using ultrasound guidance relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome while minimizing recovery time. Following the procedure, most patients can enjoy immediate motion and can return to work and the activities they love in 3-6 days.