Opponensplasty using palmaris longus tendon and flexor retinaculum pulley in patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome

@article{Park2010OpponensplastyUP,
  title={Opponensplasty using palmaris longus tendon and flexor retinaculum pulley in patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome},
  author={Il-Jung Park and Hyoung-min Kim and Sang-Uk Lee and J Lee and Changhoon Jeong},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={130},
  pages={829-834}
}
Thenar muscle atrophy is a common finding in long-standing severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Combination of carpal tunnel release and Camitz opponensplasty has been used to treat severe CTS with thenar muscle atrophy. Camitz opponensplasty is beneficial for abduction, but provides little benefit to thumb flexion and pronation. This problem could be overcome by the use of a pulley. Twelve cases of long-standing CTS with severe thenar muscle atrophy in 11 patients were investigated. They were… CONTINUE READING
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