C-TRAC is a pneumatic and dynamic hand traction device designed to increase the area of the carpal tunnel through a progressive stretching program. When the device is on the hand and the air bladder is inflated and a ‘three-point’ action force is exerted on the hand. This provides a stretching force along the transverse carpal ligament. X-rays taken with and without the C-TRAC in place showed an increase in the distance between the trapezium and the hook of hamate and between the scaphoid and pisiform bones up to 3 mm .
No NSAIDs, splints or injections were used while patients used the C-TRAC device. At the 4-week follow-up, there were no reported side effects or complications in all patients. Results demonstrate a reduction in symptoms at both 4 and 7 months of follow-up. At the 7-month follow-up, eight of the 18 patients had no symptom recurrence, and ten had minor symptom recurrence. A total of 12 of the 18 patients reported the need to use the device an average of once every 2 months to manage their symptoms.
This safe, non-invasive and easy-to-use device treats mild, moderate and severe forms of CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
The C TRAC hand-traction unit, as classified by the FDA, provides a controlled amount of stretching force to the carpal ligament in the hand. It’s the first pneumatic hand-traction device developed for the treatment of CTS.
C TRAC helps 75 percent of users avoid surgery. This alternative treatment has been proven to decrease symptoms in patients that failed other types of conservative therapy. Opening the carpal tunnel and stretching the transverse carpal ligament has been proven to be very effective after multiple research studies by Dr. B. Sucher.
It’s simple to use. Just place C TRAC on your hand, inflate the cuff (bladder) for two minutes, deflate it and rest for a minute and then re-inflate the cuff for another two minutes, and then remove. You can use it on either hand by “flipping” the C TRAC. Apply the device for to five minutes, three times a day, for 4-6 weeks. You may start seeing results in just two to four days as the pressure on the median nerve starts to decrease. Most patients obtain dramatic relief in the first two weeks of use.