The hypothenar fat pad flap for management of recalcitrant carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Strickland1996TheHF,
  title={The hypothenar fat pad flap for management of recalcitrant carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={James W Strickland and Richard S Idler and Gary M Lourie and Kevin David Plancher},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={840-8}
}
The hypothenar fat pad flap interposes adipose tissue from the hypothenar eminence between the median nerve and overlying transverse carpal ligament and surgical scar. This retrospective study reviews 62 hands in 58 patients (46 non-workers' compensation and 16 workers' compensation) with recurrent symptoms after failed open carpal tunnel release who underwent revision carpal tunnel decompression and in whom a hypothenar fat pad flap was used. The follow-up period averaged 33 months. Patient… CONTINUE READING