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The minimally invasive SmartRelease® Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release procedure quickly gets people back to doing what they love.

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Minimally Invasive

The small 1-2 cm incision means less chance of infection, quicker healing time, and less scarring.1

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Fast Recovery

Get back to work and daily activities faster with less postoperative recovery time.2

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Over 2M Procedures

With over 2 million procedures performed3, SmartRelease has been trusted and used by surgeons for over 30 years.2

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Reduced Pain

Results in less postoperative pain, leading to less need for narcotics and recovery time.2

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Simple and Fast

The procedure is done within minutes4 and can be performed under local anesthesia.

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Advanced Visualization

The endoscope allows for high-definition visibility, helping  surgeons make the release with less complications.1

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Endoscopic Benefits

The SmartRelease® ECTR procedure is highly effective and has been used for more than 30 years.1 It results in less postoperative pain, a minimal scar concealed by a wrist crease, and generally allows patients to resume some normal activities in a short period of time.2

During Endoscopic Surgery: A small incision is made in the crease of the wrist, where the surgeon inserts a small camera mounted to a surgical instrument called a SmartRelease. This device allows the surgeon to see inside the carpal tunnel using a video monitor. The surgeon then precisely cuts the ligament, without opening the entire palm resulting in the following benefits:

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Minimally Invasive

The small approximately 0.5–0.75 inch incision incision means less chance of infection, quicker healing time, and less scarring.2

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Fast Recovery

Get back to work and daily activities faster with less postoperative recovery time.1

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Over 2M Procedures

With over 2 million procedures performed3, SmartRelease has been trusted and used by surgeons for over 30 years.1

SmartRelease pain icon - image of a hand depicting pain around the wrist

Reduced Pain

Results in less postoperative pain, leading to less need for narcotics and recovery time.1

SmartRelease simple and quick icon

Simple and Fast

The procedure is done within minutes4 and can be performed under local anesthesia.

SmartRelease advanced technology icon

Advanced Visualization

The endoscope allows for high-definition visibility, helping  surgeons make the release with less complications.2

Find a specialist near you that performs the SmartRelease endoscopic carpal tunnel release procedure.

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Perspectives

View testimonies from surgeons who perform the trusted SmartRelease procedure for their patients and hear why they believe it's a better solution for carpal tunnel release surgery.

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Hear from Dr. Niacaris

“SmartRelease has been life-changing for my patients.”
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Hear from Dr. Lovell

“The endoscopic approach gives me better visibility.”
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Hear from Dr. Klena

“It’s clinically proven and safe for my patients.”
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Find a specialist near you that performs the SmartRelease endoscopic carpal tunnel release procedure.