Long-term complications of open carpal tunnel release.

@article{Boya2008LongtermCO,
  title={Long-term complications of open carpal tunnel release.},
  author={Hakan Boya and {\"O}zal {\"O}zcan and N HalukH{\"O}zteki},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1443-1446}
}
Fifty patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) surgery at least 12 months earlier for carpal tunnel syndrome were reviewed, focusing on scar tenderness, pillar pain, and symptoms of neuroma. A total of 55 hands were studied. At an average of 20.2 months of follow-up, 5.5% had Tinel's sign, 7.3% had scar tenderness, 12.7% had pillar pain, and 18% had burning discomfort. Pillar pain was elicited in a much higher fraction of patients by using the "table test" (provocation of pillar… CONTINUE READING

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