Can the outcome of open carpal tunnel release be predicted?: a review of the literature.

@article{Turner2010CanTO,
  title={Can the outcome of open carpal tunnel release be predicted?: a review of the literature.},
  author={Alexandra Jayne Turner and Frank W Kimble and K{\'a}roly Guly{\'a}s and Jennifer Ann Ball},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={80 1-2},
  pages={50-4}
}
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition affecting 1% of the population. Open carpal tunnel release is the most commonly performed procedure for this condition. About 70-90% of patients have good to excellent long-term outcomes with open carpal tunnel release. The remainder have poor outcomes. An understanding of factors which predict a poor outcome following open carpal tunnel release would be of benefit during preoperative counselling, and provides more accurate expectations of outcomes… CONTINUE READING

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