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Title: The results of carpal tunnel release: open versus endoscopic technique
Authors: Bande, S ×
De Smet, Luc
Fabry, Guy #
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Churchill livingstone
Series Title: Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Lothian) vol:19 issue:1 pages:14-7
Abstract: We retrospectively compared two similar groups of patients who underwent either endoscopic decompression of the carpal tunnel (single portal technique, 44 patients) or open decompression (58 patients) during 1 year in our department. To find out whether there was any subjective difference between the results of the two techniques, we sent each patient a questionnaire and received a 95% response. No major complications occurred. Three endoscopic decompressions had to be abandoned, and open release was performed. We could not demonstrate any significant difference in relief of symptoms and return to work between the two groups. Patient satisfaction at 6 to 18 months follow-up was high with both techniques.
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ISSN: 0266-7681
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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