Left Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release - Anatomical Justice

Left Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release


This exhibit depicts left carpal tunnel syndrome with endoscopic carpal tunnel release. Pre-operatively, the median nerve is compressed beneath the transverse and palmar carpal ligaments (carpal tunnel). This results in wrist flexion pain. A transverse incision is made over the left wrist, and the wrist is extended. A dilator is inserted into the carpal tunnel in preparation of endoscope insertion. The dilator is removed and the endoscope is advanced into the carpal tunnel. With the endoscope in place, a trigger is squeezed, releasing a specialized blade on tip of the endoscope. This blade is then used to divide the carpal tunnel inside of the closed palm.

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