Stitchless Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (SECTR)
- Stitchless 10 minute surgery
- Minimal scarring and pain with 1 cm incision
- Local anesthetic
- No restrictions after 48 hours
- One week recovery
- Indicated as early as 8 weeks after symptom onset to prevent permanent nerve damage
- 50% faster recovery than the “open” procedures
Stitchless Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (SECTR) Procedure
1. Preparation: A small incision is created in the wrist.
2. Endoscope Inserted: An endoscope, which the surgeon uses to see inside the wrist and hand, is inserted underneath the transverse carpal ligament. The endoscope has a light and a small video camera that sends images to a TV monitor in the operating room.
3. Ligament Cut: Using the video images from the endoscope as a guide, the surgeon precisely cuts the constricting transvers carpal ligament, relieving pressure on the median nerve.
Note: Through a single, small incision, the ligament is released without having to cut through the skin and muscles of the palm resulting in less pilar pain and less scarring pain.
|1/4 inch scar||3 inch scar|
|Little to no scar sensitivity||Tender scar for months, possible permanent|
|Small dressing||Splint for 3 weeks|
|May get dressing wet||Must keep dry for 3 weeks|
|Usually no therapy||4-8 weeks of therapy|
|Light activities Immediately||Light activities at 3 weeks|
|Return to strenous work at 1 month||Return to strenous work at 3 months|
Dr. Knight Performs SECTR Procedure
“A recent experience with the extreme pain of carpal tunnel syndrome sent me running to find help. Dr. Knight’s office really came to the rescue. They saw me within an hour of my call. A very competent and professional staff greeted me and escorted me to a room where a technician carefully arranged my hand for a series of x-rays. Within minutes Dr. Knight introduced himself and explained the problem and the surgical solution. An MRI was required for optimal information. Dr. Knight’s office set up that appointment and then scheduled the surgery. Dr. Knight’s thoughtful and pleasant manner should be a measure for all doctors. I am happy to report that, three weeks later, I have full use and strength in my hand. Throughout the healing process, the office was fully attentive to my needs and concerns. Dr. Knight and his staff could not have been more professional and caring. My thanks to Evelyn, Katie and, of course, the good doctor.”
Michael Durrell (Actor)
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