Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal Tunnel Release

W. Bradley White, M.D., FAAOS leads an expert team at Monadnock Orthopaedic Associates providing patients with innovative, minimally-invasive care for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Each year, more than 3 million people in the US are diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome—pain, weakness, and tingling in the arms and hands due to pressure on the median nerve. Causes can include repetitive hand motions from work, wrist fractures, or certain health conditions. Whatever the cause, a new surgical solution is here, thanks to the skill of Dr. White and his team using a new minimally invasive technique with ultrasound guidance.

Innovative New Technique

This safe and effective technology is transforming carpal tunnel release, which is surgery to relieve pressure on the median nerve. With ultrasound-guided technology, this surgery is not a major disruption to your life, but an outpatient procedure that takes only minutes to perform, and just days to recover.

Most patients can return to work and other activities within 3-6 days
Small, 4 mm incision in the wrist, not the palm, with no sutures needed
Performed using local anesthesia
Minimal pain medication as needed—NSAIDs or acetaminophen
Postoperative therapy is usually not needed

With this procedure, you have motion in your hand right away, so recovery starts immediately. Most patients can return to normal activity in a matter of days. Dr. White is currently one of only three surgeons in all of New England offering this innovative approach to carpal tunnel release.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about the latest advancements in carpal tunnel treatment, click here or call (603) 924-2144.