BACKGROUND: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition affecting approximately 12 million Americans. Characterized by numbness, tingling, and weakness in the fingers, this condition results from the compression of the median nerve that runs along the inside of the wrist into the palm. Typically, orthopedic braces are prescribed to alleviate the symptoms. To address the cause requires surgery. Over the years, carpal tunnel surgery has advanced from an “open release” approach to arthroscopic procedures involving a tiny camera and requiring a much smaller incision site.

Introducing high-precision ultrasound which allows for the camera to remain on the outside of the body can improve visualization and accuracy for specialized carpal tunnel release systems like the Sonex ultra-low profile surgical instrument.

PROCEDURE: The NMRF Research Team with colleagues from Mayo Clinic on outcomes following ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release using the Sonex device and have completed 23 cases. Follow ups are obtained pre-procedure at 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, a 1 year post-procedure.

 Reduce Pain. Increase Mobility + Function. Improve Quality of Life.

All the research conducted through the Napa Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is fully funded through generous donations received from individuals and family foundations.

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