Regardless of how it is performed, carpal tunnel release is a highly successful surgery, but ECTR – as with any other endoscopic procedure -- yields extra benefits. These include less pain after surgery, less scar tissue, a faster return to normal activities, and a better cosmetic result for patients.
After either open or endoscopic carpal-tunnel surgery, physical rehabilitation of the hand is a frequent next step in recovery. Rehabilitation techniques range from simple at-home exercises to specialized rehabilitation with a certified hand therapist. The hand therapists at St. Mary Medical Center are highly skilled occupational therapists who have completed special training and earned advanced certification in rehabilitation for the complex structures of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
The physician determines the best surgical procedure for carpal tunnel release based on each patient’s medical needs.
A high-definition viewing system is used for ECTR surgeries