Thickening of the synovium of the digital flexor tendons: cause or consequence of the carpal tunnel syndrome?

@article{Lluch1992ThickeningOT,
  title={Thickening of the synovium of the digital flexor tendons: cause or consequence of the carpal tunnel syndrome?},
  author={Alberto L Lluch},
  journal={Journal of hand surgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={209-12}
}
Using a monofilament wire suture, the radial and ulnar edges of the flexor retinaculum were approximated in 14 white New Zealand rabbits. As a result, the volume of the carpal tunnel was diminished, and "carpal tunnel syndrome" was produced. At various intervals after this procedure the animals were sacrificed. The median nerve and all the digital flexor tendons passing through the carpal tunnel were excised "en bloc", and sent for histological examination. Vascular proliferation with… CONTINUE READING

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