Surgical Treament of Carpal tunnel syndrome

Muhammad Shabir


The purpose of this study wa to evalute the clinical outcome of surgical treament of carpal tunnel syndrome. The study was conducted in KTH, peshawar from December 2001 to Decmber 2002. Forty patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who did not respond to conservative treatment with analgesics, a splintage and local steroid injection were operated under local anaesthesia and median nerve was decompressed with transverse carpal ligament release. the patients were followed for a minimum of 3 months to assess the clinical outcome of procedure. Surgical release of carpal tunnel has excellent results in patients who do not respond to conservative treament.

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