Visit our Evidence-Based Covid-19 Website and Stay Up to Date with the latest Research.
Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:511 ISSN#:2564-2537
Author Verified
ACE Report #3497
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Endoscopic surgery results in less pain than open carpal tunnel release surgery

How to Cite

OrthoEvidence. Endoscopic surgery results in less pain than open carpal tunnel release surgery. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):511. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/3497

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Outcomes of endoscopic surgery compared with open surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome among employed patients: randomised controlled trial

BMJ. 2006 Jun 24;332(7556):1473. Epub 2006 Jun 15

Contributing Authors: I Atroshi GU Larsson E Ornstein M Hofer R Johnsson J Ranstam

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here


128 patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive either endoscopic or open carpal tunnel release surgery. After follow-up throughout a 12 month period, it was found that the endoscopic surgery group reported a lower severity of post-operative pain in the scar or in the proximal palm than the open surgery group. There were no significant differences between the two gro...

To view the full report, start your 30-day free trial today

No credit card required

JOIN Forgot Password?

Not sure if you want to join OrthoEvidence?

Access this report without an Account.

Success, an email containing a link to access this report has been sent to your inbox.

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.

For Reprints and Permissions, click here

Please Login or Join to leave comments.