Title

Minimally Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Carpal Tunnel Release: Preliminary Clinical Results.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2-2018

Publication Title

Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Keywords

carpal tunnel release; median nerve; musculoskeletal (interventional); ultrasound

Abstract

Ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release was performed on 14 patients (18 wrists) using dynamic expansion of the transverse safe zone. Our patient population included able-bodied patients and those with impairments. The first 8 cases (12 wrists) underwent the procedure in an operating room, the remainder in an outpatient setting. No complications occurred, and all patients were able to immediately resume use of their hands without therapy. Improvements in the Quick Form of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Index and Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire at 3 months were comparable to results reported with mini-open and endoscopic release. Our results show that ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release can be safely and effectively performed in an outpatient setting.

Clinical Institute

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Department

Rehabilitation

Department

Sports Medicine

Department

Surgery

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