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Endoscopic release of the carpal ligament for carpal tunnel syndrome: long-term results using the Chow technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10355718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report presents the author's experience with the Chow method for endoscopic release of the carpal ligament for carpal tunnel syndrome, with a minimum follow-up of 5 years. The report includes 116 cases (wrists) of 84 patients. The success rate for these cases is 93.3% and the recurrence rate is 0.96%. One temporary ulnar neuropraxia was reported in this group with spontaneous recovery. There were no permanent nerve injuries. Results of 5-year follow-up nerve conduction velocity tests are also included. This report shows that endoscopic release of the carpal ligament for carpal tunnel syndrome, using the Chow method, is a reliable alternative to the open procedure and has produced good, long-term, results.
J C Chow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0749-8063     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  1999 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-13     Completed Date:  1999-07-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopaedic Clinic of Mt. Vernon, Orthopaedic Research Foundation of Southern Illinois, 62864, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / physiopathology,  surgery*
Endoscopy / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Ligaments, Articular / surgery*
Median Nerve / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Neural Conduction
Treatment Outcome
Wrist Joint

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