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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:511 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #3497
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Endoscopic surgery results in less pain than open carpal tunnel release surgery


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OrthoEvidence. Endoscopic surgery results in less pain than open carpal tunnel release surgery. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):511. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/3497

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Outcomes of endoscopic surgery compared with open surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome among employed patients: randomised controlled trial

BMJ. 2006 Jun 24;332(7556):1473. Epub 2006 Jun 15

Contributing Authors: I Atroshi GU Larsson E Ornstein M Hofer R Johnsson J Ranstam

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Synopsis

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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