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Experience of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that Operated Using a Limited Uni Skin Incision.
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PMID:  21534199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: Releasing the carpal tunnel for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common surgical procedure in neurosurgical practice. In this study, we aimed to analyze the outcome of patients operated on for carpal tunnel syndrome using a limited uni skin incision. MATERIAL and
METHODS: Between June 2007 and November 2009, we performed 143 carpal tunnel releasing procedures for 126 patients. There were 112 (% 89) female and 14 (% 11) male patients with a mean age of 53 (27-81). 79 operations were performed for the right hand and 64 for the left hand.
RESULTS: Each patient was evaluated with their history, physical examination and electromyelography (EMG). All patients had brachialgia paraesthetica nocturna and severe CTS by EMG. Pre- and post-operative Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Visual Analog Patient Satisfaction Scales (VAPSS) were used for clinical evaluation. There was no complication such as bleeding or nerve injury in the operated patients. The mean follow up period was 13 months (3-24 months). The mean VAS score was 7.9 pre-operatively and 2.8 post-operatively and the mean VAPSS score was 8.1. Three patients underwent re-operation because of the recurrence of symptoms. There was no procedure-related complication during the follow-up period.
CONCLUSION: The limited uni skin incision is a safe and effective minimal invasive procedure for releasing the carpal tunnel.
Hasan Serdar Isik; Ugur Bostanci
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Turkish neurosurgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1019-5149     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9423821     Medline TA:  Turk Neurosurg     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  177-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ordu University, Medical Faculty, Department of Neurosurgery, Ordu, Turkey.
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