Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Michael G. Brown, Brent Keyser, Eric S. Rothenberg

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Abstract

We have performed 149 consecutive one-portal and 152 consecutive two- portal endoscopic carpal tunnel release operations. Average time to cessation of preoperative symptoms was 15 days in both the one-portal and two-portal groups. The average time of return to work was 16 days in the one-portal group and 17 days in the two-portal group. The complication rate in the one- portal group was 6%, and in the two-portal group it was 5%. In our opinion, the one-portal release technique is much more difficult and inherently more dangerous than the two-portal technique, and we recommend the latter for endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1009-1011
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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