Outcome of Retinaculotomy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Objective: To evaluate the results of a minimally invasive technique performed for the most prevalent disease
which is not dependent on sophisticated instrumentation and results in early return to work.
Material and Methods: A total of 52 patients was operated and included in the study. The record of these
patients was collected on specified proforma.We used the retinaculotomy method performed by 3 surgeons of the same competence level.
Results: Total number of patients operated was 52 Male 8 (15%) Female 44 (85%). A total of 48 (92%) patients
improved (by 4th week in terms of VAS from 6 to 1 or 0). 9% of patients had scar tenderness which improved by 4th week in 100 % patients. Almost all the patients resumed their daily life activities by 4th week.
Conclusion: It was concluded from this study that using the mini technique of retinaculotomy the complications
associated with the use of the classic open technique can be avoided and patients successfully treated can have an early return to their normal daily life activities.
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