Transform the patient experience
with carpal tunnel release with ultrasound guidance.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) affects an estimated 13 million Americans causing pain and keeping people from work and the activities they love. More than 2.7 million1 are clinically indicated for surgery, yet there are only 580,0002 procedures performed every year.

Closing the treatment gap

Traditional open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release (CTR) procedures are effective but may result in a lengthy recovery period and a large and sometimes painful scar.4,5,6

Understanding why patients elect to avoid traditional CTR surgery will help close the treatment gap.7,8

* Reasons for Declining CTR Procedures7,8


Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance

Performing CTR under real-time ultrasound guidance allows physicians to perform CTR surgery through a small, less disruptive incision while providing improved visualization of all critical anatomy in the wrist and hand. Benefits include4,9,10:

  • Most patients can return to work in just 3-6 days
  • Performed in a procedure room or office setting using local anesthesia
  • Small incision, typically closed without sutures
  • Immediate motion of the hand for rapid recovery
  • Real-time visualization of all critical anatomy enhances the protection of sensitive structures throughout the procedure

Simple, Elegant, Safe and Effective

The low profile UltraGuideCTR™ is an innovative surgical device that enables carpal tunnel release through a small incision under real-time ultrasound guidance, or with a traditional mini-open incision without ultrasound guidance. Less invasive techniques can result in a faster recovery time and minimal scarring.4,11,12

Most patients can return to work and the activities they love in just 3-6 days!4,9

Clinical Information

Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance

Performing carpal tunnel release (CTR) under real-time ultrasound guidance was first documented in 199711,15. UltraGuideCTR, developed by physicians from the Mayo Clinic, was first used in a CTR procedure in February 2017 and has been used in over 10,000 procedures, including many bilateral simultaneous releases.13,14

The Institute of Advanced Ultrasound Guided Procedures

Educational institute

Transforming surgeon practices through world class professional education and training.

  • Self-guided, web-based ultrasound skills training
  • Educational webinars
  • On-site cadaver training programs, at your location
  • State of the art training lab

Upcoming Events


ASSH 2021

September 30, 2021 – October 1, 2021

Join us at ASSH 2021!

Personal, Hands-on Cadaver Experience available in the Sonex Health booth (#557) on Thursday, Sep 30 and Friday, Oct 1.

RSVP via email to or download our event schedule here.

  • George R. Moscone Recreation Center, Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Booth #557
Virtual Event

Join Dr. Jay Smith at AAHS 2021

February 21, 2021 – February 21, 2021

Ouch! Another Flexor Tendon Problem. Panel Discussion and abstract presentations. Breakout session with John Fowler, MD and Jay Smith, MD – Learning MSK Ultrasound