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Canal pressures before, during, and after endoscopic release for idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome.
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PMID:  12457352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A special transducer was used to measure in situ carpal tunnel pressures in 20 patients who had surgery for idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) by one-portal endoscopic section of the flexor retinaculum. Pressures were elevated initially. The pressures were maximal (mean, 93 mm Hg) with full passive wrist extension. Peaks of high pressures, on average 97 mm Hg, were recorded with the Agee (MicroAire, Charlottesville, VA) endoscopic device in the canal. Release of the endoscopic flexor retinaculum resulted in a marked decrease of the pressures.
Frédéric Schuind
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0363-5023     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-28     Completed Date:  2003-03-14     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1019-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service d'Orthopédie-Traumatologie, Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Hôpital Erasme, Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / physiopathology*,  surgery*
Endoscopy / methods*
Middle Aged
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Tendons / surgery
Transducers, Pressure
Wrist Joint / physiopathology*,  surgery*

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