Endoscopic carpal tunnel release: a prospective study of functional outcome

Thuraisingham, R.; Ahmad, T.S.; Loh, Y.C. (2009) Endoscopic carpal tunnel release: a prospective study of functional outcome. Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal (MOJ), 3 (1). pp. 46-52.

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    Abstract

    To evaluate the functional outcome of patients who underwent endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR). This was a prospective study in 24 patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome undergoing ECTR . Patient assessment entailing both subjective and objective tests at intervals of two and six weeks, three, six and nine months and finally at one year postoperatively. Our assessment results showed overall improvement in symptoms. As early as two weeks post-operatively, there was a low incidence of pillar pain and scar tenderness, allowing patients to return to work early. There were no serious complications. ECTR can be effectively performed with a low perioperative and late postoperative rate of complications. This minimally invasive method can be an option of surgical treatment for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, who intend to return to work soon after surgery.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal (MOJ)
    Additional Information: Department of Orthopaedics, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, Pillar pain, Grip strength, Chow’s technique
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Nor Izzati Ab Razak
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 12:16
    Last Modified: 26 Jan 2012 12:16
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2507

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