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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Surgical treatment for symptom relief and improved function

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March 2013

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Surgical treatment for symptom relief and improved function

Vol: 2| Issue: 2| Number:5| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Surgery versus non-surgical therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome: A randomised parallel-group trial

Lancet. 2009 Sep 26;374(9695):1074-81.

Contributing Authors:
JG Jarvik BA Comstock M Kliot JA Turner L Chan PJ Heagerty W Hollingworth CL Kerrigan RA Deyo

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Synopsis

116 patients presenting with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive either surgical or multi-modality, non-surgical treatment to compare both functional and pain outcomes. The results from this study indicated that there was a small but significant improvement in carpal tunnel syndrome assessment questionnaire (CTSAQ) scores in the surgical group when compared to the non-surgical group ...

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