Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

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Evolution of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release uses one or two small incisions near the wrist through which instruments are inserted. A small camera is used to visualize the inner wrist, specifically the transverse carpal ligament (roof of the carpal tunnel). Often the camera is attached to an instrument that contains a small cutting tool which is used to divide the transverse carpal ligament while the surgeon visualizes it on the monitor. This releases pressure off the median nerve. The small incision is then closed with stitches.

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