Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal tunnel release is the most-commonly performed hand surgery. By reducing pressure on the median nerve at the wrist, patient experience a relieve from pain, tingling, and decreased sensation in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers. These symptoms frequently occur at night and disrupt sleep. Traditionally, the release utilizes and incision made through the palm skin. Palm skin heals slowly and these incisions are painful and limit hand function.
Dr. Hill performs carpal tunnel release surgery using a state-of-the-art endoscope. He makes a single small (1/4 inch) incision on the wrist. Through this incision he inserts a camera that allows him the divide the tight ligament from beneath the skin. The small incision is closed with dissolving stitches placed under the skin and skin glue on the surface. This minimally invasive technique leads to a quicker return of normal hand function, less pain, and the ability to get your hand wet immediately after surgery. Because the recovery is easier, patients with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome can often have both hands treated during one surgery instead of releasing each carpal tunnel individually with two separate surgeries.
Dr. Hill is the only fellowship-trained hand surgeon in Kenosha/Pleasant Praire to offer this minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery. Request a consultation with Dr. Hill to discuss the endoscopic technique before undergoing a traditional carpal tunnel release surgery.