Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
This procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve, alleviating the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and restoring normal sensation to the hand and fingers. The endoscopic technique, performed on an outpatient basis, creates less pain and scarring than traditional open surgery and allows for a quicker recovery.
What is an endoscopic carpal tunnel release?
This detailed video explains the entire process of an endoscopic carpal tunnel release, including the incisions created, guide inserted, endoscope inserted, ligament cut, and end of procedure. A splint may be applied to the wrist to restrict movement while the transverse carpal ligament and median nerve heal. Hand rehabilitation therapy is administered during recovery to help restore wrist and hand strength.