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Carpal tunnel syndrome after distal radius fracture.
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PMID:  23026468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition and is a well-recognized phenomenon following a distal radius fracture. The treating surgeon should be vigilant in noticing the signs and symptoms. If acute carpal tunnel syndrome is noted, then surgical release of the carpal tunnel and fracture fixation should be performed urgently. If early carpal tunnel syndrome findings are noted during distal radius fracture management, all potential causes should be evaluated. Delayed carpal tunnel syndrome presenting after a distal radius fracture has healed is best managed in standard fashion. There is no role for prophylactic carpal tunnel release at the time of distal radius fixation in a patient who is asymptomatic.
Genghis E Niver; Asif M Ilyas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Orthopedic clinics of North America     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1558-1373     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0254463     Medline TA:  Orthop Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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