SmartRelease®

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System

SmartRelease®
 
  1. Window at the tip of the assembly provides a direct view of the transverse carpal ligament and surrounding anatomy.
  2. Autoclavable Endoscope fits into the SmartRelease ECTR handpiece to provide excellent visualization of the hand’s internal anatomy.
  3. Lightweight aluminum, pistol-grip SmartRelease ECTR handpiece with turn-latch on top of the instrument allows blade assembly to be rotated for right- or left-hand surgery.
SmartRelease®
  • Easy to learn, simple to use
  • Documented safety and efficacy 1,2,3
  • Surgical protocol developed and tested by a panel of hand surgeons
  • Improved patient satisfaction—less pain, smaller scar and quicker recovery 1,2
  • Disposable blade assembly features a retractable blade that rises straight up, without curving outward
  • Designed exclusively for transecting the transverse carpal ligament
  • 3.0mm eyepiece endoscope connects to a standard camera coupler
  • Hamate finders prepare a path for the blade assembly


1. “Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: A Comparison of Two Techniques with Open Release.” Palmer DH, Paulson JC, Lane-Larsen CL, Peulen VK, Olson JD. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 1993; 9(5):498-508
2. “Single-Portal Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Compared with Open Release.” Trumble TE, Diao E, Abrams RA, Gilbert-Anderson MM. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. 2002; 84:1107-115
3. Results of Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Relative to Surgeon Experience with the Agee Technique” Beck JD, Deegan JH, Rhoades D, Klena JC. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2011; 36A:61–64

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