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Jae Man Kwak 1 Article
The Efficacy of Carpal Tunnel Release with Mini-Open Incision
Young Ho Kwon, Jae Man Kwak
Kosin Med J. 2013;28(1):13-18.   Published online January 19, 2013
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7180/kmj.2013.28.1.13
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Objectives

We evaluated the effects of carpal tunnel release with a mini-open incision by analyzing symptom improvement.

Methods

We retrospectively reviewed 64 carpal tunnel syndrome patients who underwent carpal tunnel release with mini-open incisions between January 2001 and December 2010. The 22 males and 42 females had a mean age of 49 years and a mean follow-up of 12 months. We analyzed postoperative symptoms using The Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire.

Results

Patients reported complete resolution of their symptoms, and some patients who had presented with residual symptoms improved gradually. No complications or scar hypersensitivity were observed. MHQ(Michigan Hand outcomes Questionnaire) scores improved significantly between preoperative and postoperative 6 months and 12 months.

Conclusions

Carpal tunnel release with mini-open incision provides a clinically effective, reliable and safe procedure.


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