THE NO-STITCH ENDOSCOPIC CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE

OUR NO STITCH
ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURE

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PROCEDURE

You Do Not Have To Live With the Pain

The No Stitch Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release is Hand Surgery Specialist of Texas' procedure of choice for treating patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • It is minimally invasive
  • Takes less than 10 minutes
  • Same-day procedure
  • No stitches are required
  • Fast recovery
  • 98% success rate

Safe. Effective. Proven.

HSST physicians Dr. Randolph A. Lopez and Dr. Joseph Dang, together with other colleagues, have published a landmark paper regarding the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release.

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  • The paper contains the most cases published by any physician on the subject, totaling 14,722 cases studied.
  • The research for this paper took place over a 12 year period, from 1993 to 2005.
  • The results of this paper show that out of the 14,722 patients who underwent Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release procedures only 11 patients (0.07%) required conversion to an open carpal tunnel release procedure.
  • This is a landmark publication that proves that the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release procedure defines a new paradigm in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Also known as the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, this no-stitch procedure is performed through a small incision on the wrist with the use of endoscopes.

1

A small cut is done in the palm, local anesthesia is required for the procedure

2

The process is done endoscopically, using a small camera to guide the procedure

3

The ligament is cut and the pressure is relieved

QUICK FACTS ABOUT CARPAL TUNNEL

Carpal Tunnel is a syndrome, which means it should be diagnosed by a specialist based on your medical history and additional tests.

Women are

3 times

more likely to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome than men.

62% of pregnant women suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
In the US, roughly
1
OUT
OF
20
people will suffer from the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Caucasians have the highest risk of CTS compared with other races such as non-white South Africans.
Only
10%
of reported cases of CTS are younger than 30 years.

WHAT CAUSES CARPAL TUNNEL?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is simply pressure on a nerve in your hand called the median nerve, at a specific location of your wrist.

SYMPTOMS

The main symptoms of Carpal Tunnel are:

1

Numbness and tingling in your hand

2

Severe night time pain

3

Weakness of grip strength

Tranverse Carpal Ligament Median Nerve Carpal Bones
WRIST CROSSECTION Tranverse Carpal Ligament Median Nerve The Carpal Tunnel is literally a tunnel or space. Running through that space are 9 tendons known as flexor tendons, and the median nerve. Tendons Simply put, the structures within the carpal tunnel have outgrown that space, but it is restricted from expanding due to the confined space.

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