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September 15, 2022

Good Samaritan Medical Center Now Offering Minimally Invasive Treatment Option for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Good Samaritan Medical Center offers a new and innovative treatment option for patients struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The new minimally invasive procedure using UltraGuideCTR™ reduces both recovery time and pain.

CTS is a painful condition that occurs when the median nerve, which runs the length of the forearm to the hand, is compressed at the wrist. It can cause numbness and tingling in the hand and forearm that can be very uncomfortable. While standard carpal tunnel procedures typically take weeks or months to recover from, the new treatment can make it possible for patients to return to work and other activities within three to six days with local anesthesia and through a small incision.

“Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects roughly one in 20 adults in the country and can lead to a serious disruption in an individual’s life,” said Walter Sussman, MD. “I’m thrilled to offer this minimally invasive treatment option to Good Samaritan Medical Center patients. Many patients avoid surgery out of fear of a long recovery period. This procedure can relieve symptoms and shorten recovery time, so patients can return to work or the activities they enjoy.”

Carpal tunnel release with UltraGuideCTR™ is performed under real-time ultrasound guidance through a small incision which can typically be closed with an adhesive strip or bandage instead of sutures. The procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting utilizing local anesthesia and has been associated with reduced pain and rapid recovery. 

To learn more about Good Samaritan Medical Center’s new carpal tunnel syndrome treatment option, visit goodsamaritanmedical.org/orthopedic.