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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 enables micro-invasive carpal tunnel release offers better
results, shorter recovery, and reduced pain compared to traditional
surgery, says Quad Cities orthopaedic surgeon Tyson Cobb, MD. He
indicates the SONEX SX-One MicroKnife™ e ui es a tiny in ision
and includes tissue-sparing features that promote faster healing
and minimize the risk of complications.
• The SX-One MicroKnife™ is designed to ente th ough a fou to fivemillimeter-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™ an e a tivated to elease 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™ in ludes 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
• 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™. Fo these easons, D . Co
patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome may 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
About Tyson Cobb, MD
The Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Orthopaedic
Specialists, PC, Dr. Tyson Cobb is 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, please
visit osquadcities.com and facebook.com/osquadcities.
• To view the original source of this press release, click
• Orthopaedic Specialists, PC
3385 Dexter Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807
4480 Utica Ridge Rd., Ste. 2240
Bettendorf, IA 52722
2635 US 30
Clinton, IA 52732