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Perforator-based radial forearm fascial flap for management of recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome.
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PMID:  24206978     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To study the benefit of using the perforator-based radial forearm fascial flap for patients with recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome.
METHODS: We used a perforator-based radial forearm fascial flap in 8 patients to cover the median nerve. All of the patients had undergone an index carpal tunnel release, and 3 of them had undergone at least 1 revision surgery to further decompress the median nerve.
RESULTS: At average of 20 months (range, 6-30 mo) after the forearm fascial flap, all patients reported symptomatic improvement with complete resolution of nighttime symptoms. No patient reported worsening of symptoms; however, some subjective parasthesias persisted in 3 of the 8 patients. Objective assessment revealed complete resolution of a Tinel sign in 5 of 8 patients and noteworthy improvement in the remaining 3 patients. Average 2-point discrimination was 10.0 mm before surgery and 5.4 mm after surgery, average grip strength improved from 13.5 kg to 21.0 kg, and average tip pinch strength improved from 4.1 kg to 7.0 kg.
CONCLUSIONS: The perforator-based radial forearm fascial flap may prove useful in the setting of recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome after surgical decompression.
Mostafa Mahmoud; Sherif El Shafie; Erin E Coppola; John C Elfar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hand surgery     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1531-6564     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Am     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7609631     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2151-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York; Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; Al Helal Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
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