Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

John R. Craw, Patrick Owens

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This chapter details essential steps of endoscopic carpal tunnel release. The space between the synovium and the transverse carpal ligament is entered with dilators; the endoscope is inserted into the carpal canal, and the ligament and the antebrachial fascia are transected completely to the level of the skin incision. Indications, essential steps, postoperative care, possible complications, operative dictation, and references are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Antebrachial fascia
  • Carpal canal
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Endoscopy
  • Hook of hamate
  • Median nerve
  • Transverse carpal ligament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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