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Volume:3 Issue:5 Number:35 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #6233
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Efficacy and safety of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel release for CTS

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OrthoEvidence. Efficacy and safety of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel release for CTS. ACE Report. 2014;3(5):35. Available from: https://myorthoevidence.com/AceReport/Report/6233

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effectiveness and safety of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel decompression

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Apr;134(4):585-93. doi: 10.1007/s00402-013-1898-z. Epub 2014 Jan 12.

Contributing Authors: L Chen X Duan X Huang J Lv K Peng Z Xiang

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15 randomized controlled trials (n=1,596) comparing endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) with open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) for carpal tunnel syndrome were included in this meta-analysis. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare these two surgical approaches with respect to functional recovery within 3 months post-operation and safety. Pooled results indicated that although there we...

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