GULF BREEZE, Fla. - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the second most common type of musculoskeletal surgery, with well over 300,000 procedures performed annually. CTS results in the highest number of days lost among all work related injuries (an average of 25 days), and affects millions of people each year.
Andrews Institute non-surgical sports medicine physician, Brett Kindle, M.D., CAQSM, RMSK, provides a leading-edge procedure for CTS. Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release (USCTR) is a micro invasive procedure that allows patients with carpal tunnel syndrome to safely return to normal activity within a week. Standard carpal tunnel release (CTR) procedures can take up to four to six weeks for the patient to return to normal activity.
While standard CTR procedures require a patient to wear a split or brace after the procedure, USCTR does not require any postoperative immobilization and patients have immediate motion after procedure.
USCTR uses an ultralow-profile microknife device that enables the procedure through a single 4-to 5-millimeter wrist incision that can heal within three days.
Dr. Kindle is accepting patients at Baptist Medical Park – Airport in Pensacola, Florida, and at Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Appointments can be scheduled via EasySchedule on Dr. Kindle’s profile online at AndrewsInstitute.com, or you can call 850.916.8700 to schedule an appointment today.