Breakthroughs in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The most recent breakthrough in the treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which is commonly used at Badia Hand to Shoulder Center, is called Endoscopic Release. In this procedure, an incision of less than one centimeter is made in the crease of the wrist, and an endoscope, which is a tiny camera, is inserted. 

This allows the surgeon to literally see the inside of the hand, and make the division of the ligament without a large open incision.This is not a laser surgery, but rather surgery using fiber optic technology, allowing a surgeon to operate “from the inside out”. This means that tender tissue is not violated and there is minimal pain after the procedure. The main advantage of this technique is not only minimizing the unsightly scar, but also increased recovery time, which allows one to return to work quickly.

The long term results of an Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release are excellent, with many more benefits to the patient than the traditional means of treatment. In the post-operative period, patients occasionally complain of some soreness in the palm when resting their hand upon a hard surface, but otherwise there are minimal complications or pain after the procedure.