The operative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and its relevance to endoscopic release

@article{Brser1999TheOT,
  title={The operative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and its relevance to endoscopic release},
  author={Prof. Dr. Peter Br{\"u}ser and Mario Richter and Gregory R. Larkin and Rolf Lefering},
  journal={European Journal of Plastic Surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={22},
  pages={80-84}
}
The results of open carpal tunnel release using a short incision (2.5 cm) have been compared with those following a long incision (4.5 cm) in a prospective randomized study. Eighty patients were operated upon with a follow-up rate of 100%. The variables examined included grip strength, key and pulp pinch strength, sensory function and scar tenderness. Subjective variables such as tingling, numbness and night symptoms were specifically enquired into, and time for return to work was noted. The… CONTINUE READING