At The Fitzmaurice Hand Institute we know that each and every day counts when you’re recovering from surgery. The difference between one day or two days might not be huge under normal circumstances, but when you’re in pain and limited in movement, days can seem like years.
That’s why our very own Dr. Fitzmaurice has created a revolutionary minimally invasive system that dramatically reduces the risks and recovery time associated with carpal tunnel surgery. With typical endoscopic surgeries, recovery takes around 20 days, but with the surgical system designed by Dr. Fitzmaurice, recovery takes less than a week. Not only that, but the pain associated with recovery is virtually erased. All of this is due to the patent-pending EndoTech® nerve release system designed by Dr. Fitzmaurice, with different variations used to treat a variety of specific conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, and more.
The particular EndoTech® system used for carpal tunnel syndrome is called the EndoTech® Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Unlike traditional endoscopic procedures, the EndoTech® Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release uses smaller instruments and increases visibility, allowing Dr. Fitzmaurice to see all of the structures as he is doing the procedure, including the nerve, tendon and ligament. The smaller instruments and improved visibility help to minimize injuries and decrease recovery time.
Most carpal tunnel surgeries involve incision and cutting through several layers of skin, muscle and fascia just to get down to the band of tissue that’s actually causing the problem. However with the EndoNerve™ Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, the nerve is easily identified before dividing the thick tissue responsible for the compression, which significantly decreases any risk of injury to the nerve. In fact, there have been no injuries to date in all of the surgeries Dr. Fitzmaurice has performed using this system.
Recovery is further enhanced by NeuroGen®, a nerve supplement also created by Dr. Fitzmaurice that has been proven through scientific research to improve nerve regeneration, decrease nerve pain, and decrease swelling. The combination of the EndoNerve™ Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release and the use of NeuroGen® after the procedure has been shown to be the most effective treatment option currently available.
Why spends weeks recovering from surgery when you only needs days? With the EndoNerve™ Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release, most patients are able to move their hand immediately after surgery for light activities, and by one week they can resume their normal routine.
When compared to a traditional ‘open’ procedures or standard endoscopic procedures, the EndoNerve™ Carpal Tunnel Release provides the quickest return to activity. In fact, most patients can remove their dressings in 2 days, and are able to return to unrestricted activity in one week. Get Started