James F. Watt, D.O.’06

James F. Watt, D.O.’06, an orthopedic hand surgeon with Orthopaedic Associates in Destin, FL, enrolled the first patient in the post-market Trial of Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release (CTR) Versus Traditional Open Release (TUTOR). It is the first multicenter randomized controlled trial in the United States to compare the efficacy and safety of traditional mini-open carpal tunnel release and carpal tunnel release using the FDA-cleared UltraGuideCTR and real-time ultrasound guidance. Real-time ultrasound guidance enables physicians to use a minimally invasive technique while performing CTR through a small wrist incision (rather than a palmar incision), enabling most patients to resume normal activities within days versus weeks or months often experienced following mOCTR surgeries.

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