Endoscopic surgery results in less pain than open carpal tunnel release surgery
Outcomes of endoscopic surgery compared with open surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome among employed patients: randomised controlled trialBMJ. 2006 Jun 24;332(7556):1473. Epub 2006 Jun 15
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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...
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