The incidence of trigger finger or de Quervain’s tendinitis after carpal tunnel release

  title={The incidence of trigger finger or de Quervain’s tendinitis after carpal tunnel release},
  author={Brett A. King and Peter J. Stern and Thomas R. Kiefhaber},
  journal={Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)},
  pages={82 - 83}
longitudinal interthenar incision and with opening of the subcutaneous tissue, superficial fascia, and flexor retinaculum under direct vision. OCTR is easy to perform and leads to good symptomatic relief with a low complication rate in most patients. The incidence of damage to structures during OCTR is very low, and damage to tendons is the least common. The largest study population was recently reviewed by Benson et al. (2006), who showed a tendon injury rate of 0.008% for endoscopic CTR (ECTR… 
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