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Micro-Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery Reduces

Recovery for Quad Cities Patients-By

Dr. Tyson Cobb

Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC

discusses how the SONEX SX-One MicroKnife can
reduce pain and speed recovery when utilized for
carpal tunnel release
Dr. Tyson Cobb of Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
discusses how the SONEX SX-One MicroKnife
can reduce pain and speed recovery when
utilized for carpal tunnel release
DAVENPORT, IA--(Marketwired - Apr 13, 2017) - A
condition affecting millions of Americans, severe
carpal tunnel syndrome can cause significant
discomfort and limit mobility. A new instrument that
enablesmicro-invasive carpal tunnel releaseoffers
better results, shorter recovery, and reduced pain
compared to traditional surgery, saysQuad Cities
orthopaedic surgeonTyson Cobb, MD. He indicates the
SONEX SX-One MicroKnife requires a tiny incision
and includes tissue-sparing features that promote
faster healing and minimize the risk of complications.
The SX-One MicroKnife is designed to enter through a four to
five-millimeter-long incision, an opening smaller than the end
of a pencil eraser. Dr. Cobb explains that once the device is
inserted he can guide the instrument to the transverse carpal
ligament (TCL) using ultrasound technology, which supplies an
image of the interior structures. Once positioned, he says the
TCL Blade can be activated to release the irritated ligament
and allow smoother, pain-free movement.
In addition to the blade remaining enclosed until needed, Dr.
Cobb notes that the SX-One MicroKnife includes Stealth
MicroGuards, which deploy to create a safe space around the
scalpel and minimize the risk of damage to surrounding
tissues. He says the blade and guards can all be closed back
up and removed through the same small opening, and no
stitches are required -- an adhesive bandage is sufficient to
seal the incision.
Dr. Cobb reveals that traditional open carpal tunnel
surgery requires an incision that is half-an-inch to an
inch long or greater. He says this size opening
typically takes longer to heal, causes the patient more
pain, and has a higher risk of causing damage to
nearby blood vessels, tendons, and nerves than the
micro-invasive technique using the SX-One
MicroKnife. For these reasons, Dr. Cobb believes
patients with severecarpal tunnel syndromemay
benefit from consulting with an orthopaedic hand
surgeon who is adept with this advanced technology.
"We are proud to be the first to bring this technology
to the Quad Cities. In addition to faster recovery and
less post-operative pain, this new technology will
allow the convenience of an in-office procedure that
costs less than half of traditional surgery."
About Tyson Cobb, MD
The Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at
Orthopaedic Specialists, PC,Dr. Tyson Cobbis a board
certified orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of
Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He holds
patents for a number of innovative minimally invasive
technologies and travels to prestigious medical
conferences around the globe instructing surgeons on
the latest endoscopic techniques. Dr. Cobb is an active
member of the American Association for Hand Surgery,
the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery.He
is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Cobb and his practice,
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