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Superior recovery of muscle strength with Okutsu-method endoscopic carpal tunnel release

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July 2013

Superior recovery of muscle strength with Okutsu-method endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Vol: 2| Issue: 6| Number:7| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Short-term results of endoscopic (Okutsu method) versus palmar incision open carpal tunnel release: a prospective randomized controlled trial

Fukushima J Med Sci. 2012;58(1):49-59

Contributing Authors:
S Ejiri S Kikuchi M Maruya Y Sekiguchi R Kawakami S Konno

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Synopsis

79 patients (101 hands) who required treatment of idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to receive either endoscopic (ECTR) or palmar incision open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) to determine the effects of Okutsu-method ECTR on postoperative outcome. The results indicated that early improvements in muscle strength were achieved with the ECTR procedure, but with an elevated risk of exace...

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