Endoscopic carpal tunnel release: our experience with 12,702 cases.

  title={Endoscopic carpal tunnel release: our experience with 12,702 cases.},
  author={Giorgio E. Pajardi and Loris Pegoli and Giorgio Pivato and Paolo Zerbinati},
  journal={Hand surgery : an international journal devoted to hand and upper limb surgery and related research : journal of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand},
  volume={13 1},
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is still today the most common nerve entrapment syndrome at the level of the upper extremity. When surgery is indicated, the surgical treatment of choice is the opening of the retinaculum. The authors describe their experience on 12,702 carpal tunnel decompressions, by the endoscopic procedure in a period of 14 years, outlining the indications, post-operative treatment, complications and results.