Surgical management of recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome

B. Chang, A. L. Dellon

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An approach to the surgical management of recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome was evaluated in 30 patients with 35 involved wrists. This includes internal neurolysis of the median nerve and early post-operative mobilization of the wrist and fingers. The preferred surgical approach is through a second, more ulnar incision. Clinical assessment of sensorimotor function was converted into a numerical score ranging from zero (normal) to 9 (anaesthesia) and 10 (atrophy, severe). The average pre-operative score was mean 6.5 and median 7. At a mean follow-up of 23.5 months, the average post-operative score was mean 1.8 and median 0, a statistically significant improvement (P < 0.001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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