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Volume:2 Issue:2 Number:5 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #432
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Surgical treatment for symptom relief and improved function


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OrthoEvidence. Carpal tunnel syndrome: Surgical treatment for symptom relief and improved function . ACE Report. 2013;2(2):5. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/432

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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