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ACE Report #10515
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Comparison of no orthosis, removable orthosis, and plaster cast after miniopen carpal tunnel release


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Splinting After Minicarpal Tunnel Release

J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Aug;43(8):775.e1-775.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.01.016

Contributing Authors: AL Logli BJ Bear EG Schwartz KJ Korcek BJ Foster

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Synopsis

249 patients scheduled for mini-open carpal tunnel release were randomized to postoperative management with either no orthosis, a removable orthosis, or cast immobilization for 10-14 days. Patients were assessed for disability, pain, function, and the incidence of complications over a 12-month follow-up. Results demonstrated no significant differences between the three groups for any outcome measu...

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