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Volume:2 Issue:7 Number:273 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #3690
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Addition of longitudinal epineurotomy has no advantage over carpal tunnel release alone


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OrthoEvidence. Addition of longitudinal epineurotomy has no advantage over carpal tunnel release alone. ACE Report. 2013;2(7):273. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/3690

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

The effect of epineurotomy on the median nerve volume after the carpal tunnel release: a prospective randomised double-blind controlled trial

Int Orthop. 2012 Sep;36(9):1885-92. Epub 2012 May 17

Contributing Authors: T Crnkovic R Bilic V Trkulja M Cesarik N Gotovac R Kolundzic

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Synopsis

50 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) were randomized to receive open surgical carpal tunnel release with a subsequent longitudinal epineurotomy of the nerve or open carpal tunnel release without epineurotomy. Over 180 days post-surgery, nerve volume was found to be similar in both groups. The epineurotomy group had a slightly larger volume at 90 days than the control group, but this diffe...

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