Median Nerve Injury in Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection and Corticosteroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

@article{Hsu2020MedianNI,
  title={Median Nerve Injury in Ultrasound-Guided Hydrodissection and Corticosteroid Injections for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.},
  author={Yi Chih Hsu and Fu-Chi Yang and Hsian-He Hsu and guo-sHu Huang},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  year={2020}
}
PURPOSE  Permanent nerve damage after corticosteroid injection has been suggested when symptoms of median nerve injury (MNI) are irreversible. We assess the outcomes of MNI and their association with ultrasonography (US)-guided hydrodissection and the following corticosteroid injection for symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS  US-guided hydrodissection and the following corticosteroid injections were administered to 126 CTS patients. Occurrence of MNI, clinical data, and post… 
Hydrodissection for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
TLDR
It is concluded that nerve hydrodissection for carpal tunnel syndrome can be safely performed under ultrasound guidance, however, it is unclear if the hydrodissections mechanism truly causes improvements in clinical outcomes.