Efficacy and safety of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel release for CTS
Effectiveness and safety of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel decompressionArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Apr;134(4):585-93. doi: 10.1007/s00402-013-1898-z. Epub 2014 Jan 12.
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15 randomized controlled trials (n=1,596) comparing endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) with open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) for carpal tunnel syndrome were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare these two surgical approaches with respect to functional recovery within 3 months post-operation and safety. Pooled results indicated that although there we...
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