Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a thin, specialized device with a camera attachment guided through a small incision in the wrist. The camera, or endoscope, allows the surgeon to see and have direct access to the internal structures of the wrist without the need for a larger incision. During the procedure, the transverse carpal tunnel is cut to create more room for the median nerve that pass through the tunnel, reducing pain and improving function.
An endoscopic carpal tunnel release is performed to relieve symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. It is likely a doctor will try resolving your symptoms through non-surgical treatments first but there are a few reasons an endoscopic carpal tunnel release would be recommended which may include:
While an endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive procedure, there are still some risks involved. Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns and to learn more about how it works, in order to be better prepared. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect from the entire process:
Over time, carpal tunnel syndrome can reduce the function of your hands and wrists, becoming worse if the condition is left untreated. Fortunately, an endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery can provide long-term relief in addition to some of the following advantages:
If you are considering a minimally invasive option to open surgery, consult a doctor who has extensive experience. At Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, we have 20 years of experience treating carpal tunnel syndrome through endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Dr. Adam Lewis has performed thousands of carpal tunnel surgeries since 1990 and been an instructor for endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery since 1996. As a pioneer and the first in Mississippi to perform bi-portal endoscopic carpal tunnel releases, you know you are in good hands with Dr. Lewis.
Contact us today to learn more about endoscopic carpal tunnel release or to schedule a consultation. We’ll find a solution that works for you! Call us at: (601) 366-1011.