Percutaneous tenotomy: Development of a novel, percutaneous, ultrasound-guided needle-cutting technique for division of tendons and other connective tissue structures.

A variety of surgical procedures derive therapeutic benefit from the division of retinacular, ligamentous or tendinous structures. Examples include carpal tunnel release for median nerve impingement, annular pulley release for trigger finger and tendon division for spastic muscular contractures. Here, using an animal cadaveric model, we describe the first… CONTINUE READING