Carpal tunnel syndrome affects approximately 10% of the population, with a higher incidence in women between the ages of 40 and 60. The condition can result in significant sensory and motor nerve damage. Current treatments, such as splints, anti-inflammatory drugs, and corticosteroid injections, do not always provide relief. In cases where these treatments are ineffective, surgical intervention is typically recommended, which can result in scarring and a recovery period of up to a month.
Prof. Frédéric Schuind, in collaboration with his start-up Spirecut, has developed a minimally invasive procedure utilizing the Sono-Instruments®. This method allows for operations under local anesthesia without the need for a surgical incision. The procedure is efficient, typically completed within minutes, enabling patients to return to their daily activities promptly.
Beyond carpal tunnel syndrome, this technique is also applicable for treating other hand conditions, including the trigger finger. Additionally, the method presents a reduced risk of nerve injuries compared to traditional surgical approaches.
Pending CE certification, there is anticipation within the Swiss medical community. Once certified, Swiss medical professionals will receive training in this method, potentially establishing a new benchmark in hand surgery procedures.
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