Long Term Results In Endoscopic Release Of The Carpal Tunnel
Ilhan OZKAN, Safak GUNGOR, Sahin TUGRUL, Fatih EKSIOGLU
Keywords: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Endoscopic Release.
Carpal tunnel syndrome results from compression of median, nerve within the carpal tunnel. The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term results of endoscopic transcarpal ligament release which was performed to 17 hands of 15 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The etiology of carpal tunnel syndrome was considered idiopathic in all cases. Eleven hands of 10 patients who had regular follow up were included in this study. Preoperative and postoperative, clinical and electrophysiological data were analyzed. Mean follow up period was 23 months. In 9 hands the clinical and electromyographic examinations indicated successful results. It is concluded that endoscopic release of carpal ligament seems to be a less invasive, safe and effective procedures.