There are classically 3 types –

  1. A standard incision that allows greater view and access but leaves a bigger scar
  2. A mini-incision that is done through a small incision for direct view ensuring the complete release of the ligament causing the compression
  3. Endoscopically – that involves putting a mini telescope into the area to cut the ligament and is done under a general anaesthetic.

Dr Turner’s preference is the mini-incision as it allows it to be done under local anaesthetic and gives a perfect view to ensure there is no collateral injury to other structures and is also much quicker as it will generally only take 15-20 minutes to perform.