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No differences were found between postoperative dressings following carpal tunnel release

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August 2013

No differences were found between postoperative dressings following carpal tunnel release

Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:386| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Duration of postoperative dressing after mini-open carpal tunnel release: a prospective, randomized trial

J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Jan;37(1):3-8. Epub 2011 Nov 30

Contributing Authors:
AW Ritting R Leger MP O'Malley H Mogielnicki R Tucker CM Rodner

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Synopsis

94 patients, who underwent mini-open carpal tunnel release, were randomized to use different forms of postoperative dressing to assess their effect on wound healing. Patients either received an adhesive strip following randomization 48-72 hours postoperatively or continued the use of normal postoperative wound dressing. The results at the 6-12 weeks follow-up indicated that there were no differenc...

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