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Volume:5 Issue:5 Number:41 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #8711
Ace Report Cover Hand & Wrist

Short transverse wrist incision vs standard limited open incision in carpal tunnel release

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OrthoEvidence. Short transverse wrist incision vs standard limited open incision in carpal tunnel release. ACE Report. 2016;5(5):41. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8711

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Comparison of short wrist transverse open and limited open techniques for carpal tunnel release: a randomized controlled trial of two incisions

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Feb;41(2):143-7.

Contributing Authors: YJ Cho JH Lee DJ Shin KH Park

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92 patients (100 wrists) with carpal tunnel syndrome were randomized to undergo carpal tunnel release with either a standard limited open or short wrist transverse open surgical technique. The purpose of this study was to compare these two incision methods by evaluating scar sensitivity, symptom severity, function, and patient satisfaction two years after surgery. Results demonstrated that both su...

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