Complications in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.


Journal Article

Complications may result from every facet of the management of carpal tunnel syndrome. The authors review the common errors in diagnosis, nonoperative management, and operative treatment, with emphasis on prevention and resolution of complications. In general, surgeons can minimize complications by taking a thorough patient history, performing a comprehensive physical examination, and possessing a precise knowledge of the appropriate anatomy. Endoscopic techniques appear to offer some advantage over conventional open techniques with regard to the patient's postoperative incision pain, preservation of grip strength, and time to return to work; however, these advantages may be potentially negated by the risk of injury to neurovascular structures and tendons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henkin, P; Friedman, AH

Published Date

  • July 15, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 1

Start / End Page

  • e10 -

PubMed ID

  • 15099047

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15099047

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1092-0684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/foc.1997.3.4.11


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States