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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Pillar Pain Following Open Carpal Tunnel Release

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September 2021

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Pillar Pain Following Open Carpal Tunnel Release

Vol: 86| Issue: 2| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for pillar pain after open carpal tunnel release: a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled study.

Korean J Pain. 2021 Jul 1;34(3): 315-321.

Contributing Authors:
MC Turgut G Saglam S Toy

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Synopsis

Sixty patients with pillar pain following carpal tunnel release (CTS) were randomized to receive extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) (n=30) or sham therapy (n=30). Outcomes of interest were pain as measured by the VAS pain score and hand function using the Michigan hand outcome questionnaire (MHQ). The ESWT group demonstrated significant improvement in VAS pain scores and MHQ function scores c...

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