Take Another Look
MicroAire’s pioneering SmartRelease® ECTR endoscopic carpal tunnel release system is the most widely used and continuously improved endoscopic carpal tunnel release treatment system on the market. With 20 years of refinement and thousands of successful surgeries, maybe it’s time you took another look. Clinical studies show that endoscopic surgery results in faster recovery time, less patient pain and quicker return to work.
MicroAire’s patented single-portal endoscopic carpal tunnel release system uses a small incision at the base of the wrist as the entry point for a disposable blade assembly. Once inside, an endoscope provides a clear view of the underside of the transverse carpal ligament and surrounding anatomy. With the disposable blade assembly accurately positioned beneath the transverse carpal ligament, the retractable blade is elevated by a trigger, and the ligament is incised with a few strokes.
Advantages of ECTR System
- Minimally invasive single-portal technique, quicker return to work, less patient scarring and less pillar
postoperative pain 1,2
- 20 years of proven safety and reliability through improved technique and product quality
- All-in-one disposable blade cannula assembly
- Precision blade actuated via pistol grip handpiece, raises and lowers vertically to cut the transverse
- Complete set of supporting instrumentation
- Surgical technique developed and tested by a panel of hand surgeons 1
- ECTR documented in a study involving over 1,000 cases in a 63 multicenter study3
- Distal to proximal approach, scope visualization – see what you cut before you cut it
- Excellent surgeon and facility reimbursement
(1) Trumble, TE et al: SINGLEPORTAL ENDOSCOPIC CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE COMPARED WITH OPEN RELEASE.
THE JOURNAL OF BONE & JOINT SURGERY · JBJS.ORG · JULY 2002 · VOLUME 84A · NUMBER 7
(2) AGEE, JM et al. ENDOSCOPIC RELEASE OF THE CARPAL TUNNEL A RANDOMIZED PROSPECTIVE MULTICENTER STUDY, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY, 1992, 17(6)987-995.
(3) AGEE, JM et al. ENDOSCOPIC CARPAL TUNNEL RELEASE A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF COMPLICATIONS AND SURGICAL EXPERIENCE, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY, 1995, 20A(2)165-171.