Endoscopic release for carpal tunnel syndrome.

  title={Endoscopic release for carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Haris S. Vasiliadis and Petros Georgoulas and Ian Shrier and Georgia Salanti and Rob J. P. M. Scholten},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity. It is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve between the transverse carpal ligament and the carpal bones. Surgical treatment consists of the release of the nerve by cutting the transverse carpal ligament. This can be done either with an open approach or endoscopically. OBJECTIVES To assess the effectiveness and safety of the endoscopic techniques of carpal tunnel release… CONTINUE READING
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