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What is endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery?
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Dr. Salman Saeed
Neurology
4 doctors agree
In brief: CTS Surgery
The endoscopic surgery is performed by a orthopedic surgeon who makes very small incisions in the wrist area and then use them to decompress the median nerve which is involved in cts.
The down time is substantially less with this surgery.

In brief: CTS Surgery
The endoscopic surgery is performed by a orthopedic surgeon who makes very small incisions in the wrist area and then use them to decompress the median nerve which is involved in cts.
The down time is substantially less with this surgery.
Dr. Salman Saeed
Dr. Salman Saeed
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Minimally invasive
Endoscopy refers to the use of small cameras placed inside your body to perform the procedure.
for example, endoscopic carpal tunnel site the transverse carpal ligament using a small camera and a special blade through 1-2 small incisions rather than a large incision placed in your palm. The recovery is typically quicker but should be performed by an experienced surgeon to minimize risks.

In brief: Minimally invasive
Endoscopy refers to the use of small cameras placed inside your body to perform the procedure.
for example, endoscopic carpal tunnel site the transverse carpal ligament using a small camera and a special blade through 1-2 small incisions rather than a large incision placed in your palm. The recovery is typically quicker but should be performed by an experienced surgeon to minimize risks.
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: See below
This is where , depending on the technique, you make one or two small incisions on the hand in order to place a camera system into the carpal canal.
Then there is a cutting system to release the carpal tunnel and decompress the median nerve.

In brief: See below
This is where , depending on the technique, you make one or two small incisions on the hand in order to place a camera system into the carpal canal.
Then there is a cutting system to release the carpal tunnel and decompress the median nerve.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Dr. Mark Einbecker
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Camera + knife
Both endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release surgery involves releasing of the transverse carpal ligament.
With endoscopic carpal tunnel release, a camera is placed inside the carpal tunnel. Once inside the camera is used to visualize the transverse carpal tunnel ligament. The knife within the camera is deployed and the ligament is incisised.

In brief: Camera + knife
Both endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release surgery involves releasing of the transverse carpal ligament.
With endoscopic carpal tunnel release, a camera is placed inside the carpal tunnel. Once inside the camera is used to visualize the transverse carpal tunnel ligament. The knife within the camera is deployed and the ligament is incisised.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Patrick Schaner
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Minimally invasive
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional "open" carpal tunnel surgery.
My patients tend to have a faster, less painful recovery and a smaller, less noticeable scar with this type of procedure.

In brief: Minimally invasive
Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive alternative to traditional "open" carpal tunnel surgery.
My patients tend to have a faster, less painful recovery and a smaller, less noticeable scar with this type of procedure.
Dr. Patrick Schaner
Dr. Patrick Schaner
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hera a podcast
That i narrated some time ago that shows the surgery and there are other links.
http://handsurgerypodcast.podbean.com/mobile/2012/09/13/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-surgery-dr-wint-narrates/.

In brief: Hera a podcast
That i narrated some time ago that shows the surgery and there are other links.
http://handsurgerypodcast.podbean.com/mobile/2012/09/13/endoscopic-carpal-tunnel-surgery-dr-wint-narrates/.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Limited incissure
It uses a small camera and either 1 or 2 small incisions to help release the transverse carpal ligament and provide relief of pressure to the carpal tunnel.

In brief: Limited incissure
It uses a small camera and either 1 or 2 small incisions to help release the transverse carpal ligament and provide relief of pressure to the carpal tunnel.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
myofascial release therapy as per Janet G. Travell, Ed Rachlin and C. Chan Gunn all would employ needle therapy early in the pain and numbness course to ward off the tunnel getting congested.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
A dang good PT specialist or massage person could also accomplish the same. If the tissue contract densely then only needle therapy would help. Travell's injections w NS+lidocaine into the forearm muscle triggers would release the tension.
Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: No real advantage
Studies show no advantage of endoscopic release versus limited incision open procedures.
In fact many studies show higher complication rate, return to work time is not improved based on these studies. Recovery time is equivalent, scar may be less in some physicians hands but not uniformly. Discuss this with your surgeon.

In brief: No real advantage
Studies show no advantage of endoscopic release versus limited incision open procedures.
In fact many studies show higher complication rate, return to work time is not improved based on these studies. Recovery time is equivalent, scar may be less in some physicians hands but not uniformly. Discuss this with your surgeon.
Dr. Steven Brown
Dr. Steven Brown
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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine
In brief: The Last resort.
Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain.
She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture!

In brief: The Last resort.
Janet g. Travell, md who was/is the matriarch of pain therapy noted in the 1950-90's something interesting about joint pain.
She stated that any joint area stiffness, noise, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat issues. Begin a self-care w wellness, vits, magnesium, yoga and stretching. I like acupuncture!
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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3 comments
Dr. Robert Coats II
Carpal tunnel syndrome has nothing to due with joint pain, it is peripheral nerve compression disorder. These measures are not appropriate
Dr. Robert Coats II
Carpal tunnel syndrome has nothing to due with joint pain, it is peripheral nerve compression disorder. These measures are not appropriate
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