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J Hand Surg Am. 1992 Jul;17(4):638-41.

Factors that determine reexploration treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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New England Baptist Hospital, Tufts University Department of Orthopedics, Boston, MA 02120.

Abstract

Eighteen patients (20 hands) underwent reexploration of the carpal tunnel after a primary carpal tunnel release. The patients complained of unrelieved symptoms after their initial surgical procedures. We recommend reexploration for patients with unrelieved carpal tunnel syndrome if they have a positive Phalen's test, have symptoms that cause nocturnal wakening or are exacerbated by activities, or have a short or transverse initial incision. If the incision is adequate and these symptoms are not present, we believe that reexploration will not result in a satisfactory outcome.

PMID:
1629542
DOI:
10.1016/0363-5023(92)90307-b
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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