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Endoscopic versus open surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.
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PMID:  11525205     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The impact of CTS is significant as evidenced by the fact that only back injuries result in greater rates of employee absenteeism in the workplace. CTR is now the most commonly performed surgical procedure in the United States. Earlier efforts using open surgical techniques were associated with significant morbidity, which some would argue is greater than that associated with the disease itself. The addition of endoscopy to surgeon's armamentarium offers the promise of decreased morbidity associated with the surgical treatment of CTS. Evidence indicates that when compared with open CTR, endoscopic CTR results in earlier achievement of patient satisfaction and functional outcomes. As a result, it is becoming clear that endoscopic surgery is a safe and effective method of treating CTS.
T E Trumble; M Gilbert; W V McCallister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery clinics of North America     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1042-3680     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-29     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008004     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle 98195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis,  etiology,  surgery*
Surgical Instruments
Wrist / pathology,  surgery

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