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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:538 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #3682
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Preservation of the ulnar bursa in the carpal tunnel does not lead to improved outcomes

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OrthoEvidence. Preservation of the ulnar bursa in the carpal tunnel does not lead to improved outcomes. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):538. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/3682

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

Preservation of the Ulnar Bursa Within the Carpal Tunnel: Does It Improve the Outcome of Carpal Tunnel Surgery? A randomized, controlled trial

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Nov;88(11):2432-8

Contributing Authors: DP Forward AK Singh TM Lawrence JS Sithole TR Davis JA Oni

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118 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive treatment involving the preservation of the parietal layer of the ulnar bursa beneath the flexor retinaculum or division of the ulnar bursa during open carpal tunnel decompression. Over 8 to 9 weeks, there was no significant difference between the two groups for grip strength, scar pain, symptoms and disability. The group with pre...

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