Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Release with UltraGuideCTR and Real-time Ultrasound Guidance


UltraGuideCTR under real-time ultrasound guidance as part of its treatment plan for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). 

The low profile UltraGuideCTR utilizes technology developed by physicians at the Mayo Clinic. It is designed to perform carpal tunnel release (CTR) through a single small incision while protecting sensitive anatomy when releasing the transverse carpal ligament (TCL). 

This is an exciting option for patients who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome but have hesitated to seek treatment due to the intimidation of surgery, long recovery time or costs associated with current treatment options.

CTR with UltraGuideCTR is performed under real-time ultrasound guidance enabling the highly trained physician to perform CTR through a small incision. This small incision in most cases doesn’t even require stitches. The procedure is also performed in our clinic using local numbing medications and has been associated with reduced pain and rapid recovery.1-3 No need for the additional cost or risk of general anesthesia. Most patients return to normal activity in 3 to 6 days.1,3 The evidence shows that the procedure is greater than 97% effective which is similar to other surgical techniques.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can be debilitating

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be debilitating if left untreated. We are committed to providing the best possible care for our patents. UltraGuideCTR allows us to perform Carpal tunnel release with real-time ultrasound guidance. This eliminates the need for a scope or larger incision. This technique is less invasive and promotes a rapid recovery so patients can get back to their jobs and lives faster.

Affects millions of Americans

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects more than 12 million Americans. There are over 650,000 surgeries every year. Traditional CTR procedures can be effective but may result in large and sometimes painful scars, ongoing palm pain, and a long road to recovery. Thousands of patients have already benefited from UltraGuideCTR throughout the nation with more and more every day.

Why do people decline or delay carpal tunnel release surgery?

  • Intimidated by surgery: 36%
    • We understand.
    • You will be in a comfortable bed with the doctor and technologists literally holding your hand the entire time talking you through it.
  • Recovery time: 30%
    • UltraGuideCTR has a rapid recovery time, typically 3-6 days.
  • Economics: 25%
    • You benefit from NO FACILITY FEES and NO ANESTESHIA bills reducing the cost of the procedure.
    • If you need both wrists completed, we do them the same day without these extra fees. Traditional surgery requires two seperate surgeries on different dates months apart, as a result, these fees are doubled.

Whatever the your reason for putting off carpal tunnel release surgery, you should consider this alternative.

For more information about CTR with UltraGuideCTR and real-time ultrasound guidance please contact:

Lexie or Julie at 314-782-2034

Email us at: carpaltunnel@ultrasound-first.com

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