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No skin incision,
Safe surgery,
Better outcomes

We commercialise Sono-Instruments® to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger.

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Access to this website is restricted to healthcare professionals.

No skin incision,
Safe surgery,
Better outcomes

We commercialise Sono-Instruments® to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger.

Spirecut’s Sono-Instruments® are a simple and efficient solution to treat carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger. 

Benefits

Safe surgery

The procedure requires ultrasound guidance under local anaesthesia.

Patented instruments

Our patented design enhances the visibility of the cutting extremity on the ultrasound screen.

Percutaneous surgery

Our patented technique requires no skin incision, stitches, or dressing. It does not result in any external blood loss.

Quick surgery

The procedure takes a few minutes to complete with minimal instrumentation.

Early return to daily activities

After the procedure, patients can resume their daily activities.

Carpal Tunnel Sono-Instrument® (CT)

Carpal Tunnel Sono-Instrument® (CT)

The Carpal Tunnel Sono-Instrument® (CT) is a simple and efficient solution to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.

Trigger Finger Sono-Instrument® (TF)

Trigger Finger Sono-Instrument® (TF)

The Trigger Finger Sono-Instrument® (TF) is a simple and efficient solution to treat trigger finger.

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About Spirecut

Spirecut is a Swiss MedTech company founded in April 2020. Spirecut is FDA listed and offers patented surgical instruments for two hand affections requiring surgery: carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger.

Spirecut’s technique is a breakthrough in ultrasound-guided surgery. There is no skin incision (only a skin puncture), and it does not result in any post-operative wound; patients can return to daily activities without dressing covering the operated area. 

Frequently asked
questions

Frequently asked questions

Our benefits are:

  1. no skin incision
  2. no dressing or scar after the surgery
  3. immediate return of patients to their daily activities
  4. two patented instruments, one for carpal tunnel syndrome and one for the trigger finger.

Percutaneous surgery using Spirecut Sono-Instruments® is cost-effective, but a high-frequency ultrasound (minimum 15MHz) is necessary with an adapted probe (using a hockey-stick probe is convenient for trigger finger surgery).

Several advantages result in the surgery being cost-effective: 

  1. the rapidity of the operation, 
  2. the surgeon can operate without an assistant and without a set of surgical instruments that need to be re-sterilized
  3. the fast return of the patient to her/his professional activities.

The procedure is far safer than traditional surgery and, more importantly, far less invasive. A dressing is necessary for a few hours. The patients have almost no visible trace of the surgery and can return to their daily light activities the next day (wash their hands and return to life with no bandages or stitches to be removed).

The procedure should be performed under local anaesthesia.

It is possible to operate simultaneously on both hands for bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome, multiple trigger fingers, or a carpal tunnel and a trigger finger. No dressing is required, except on the day of the surgery.

Although there is no skin incision, only a minor puncture, the surgeon cuts the same ligament as for the open/endoscopic surgery. As a result, the operated area will likely cause pain for several weeks (sometimes months) after the surgery. This postoperative symptom is called pillar pain and occurs after all modes of carpal tunnel release. It is related to ligamentous healing, and in some patients, it may preclude heavy manual work for a prolonged duration.

There is no scar resulting from this surgery.

Local anaesthesia is preferred because of decreased morbidity. It allows dynamic perioperative testing (before, during and after the release) of actively movable structures like the flexor tendon(s) in the carpal tunnel and trigger finger/thumb. Moreover, under local anaesthesia, dysesthetic pain during the procedure may alert the clinician to the vicinity of a nerve.

No surgery is without risk. The surgeon must be experienced in hand surgery and sonography and must have followed lab manual-skills training with associated instrumentation before the procedure. The surgeon is advised to review carefully the instructions for use before performing any surgery.

SPIRE is the acronym of Swiss Percutaneous Instruments, allowing Rapid and Efficient Surgery. SPIRE evokes also the similarity of the conical shape of the instruments; CUT is a reminder that our instruments allow a quick and efficient release of thickened pathological tissues like the fingers’ annual pulleys or the transverse carpal ligament.

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