Journal article

Ultrasound-Guided Microinvasive Carpal Tunnel Release Using a Novel Retractable Needle-Mounted Blade: A Cadaveric Study

Peter D Hebbard, Andrew IT Hebbard, Janos Tomka, Richard Appleyard

JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Ultrasound (US)-guided microinvasive procedures are defined as those performed via needles without notable scarring. Ten cadaver hands underwent US-guided microinvasive carpal tunnel release using a novel needle-based tool, the micro i-Blade (Summit Medical Products, Inc, Sandy, UT). A US-imaged landmark, the inflexion point of the ligaments distal to the hook of the hamate, was used to position the distal extent of the cut. The transverse carpal ligament was successfully released in all hands without damage to nerves or arteries. In 3 specimens, the fascia between the thenar and hypothenar muscles was partly preserved, whereas the palmar aponeurosis was partly cut in 1 specimen. The micro i..

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