Laser Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Single-Blinded Controlled Study
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Ahead of Print.
ConclusionsThere was no significant difference in SSI rates for CTR performed in OR and PR environments. CTRs performed in a PR led to a 10-fold cost savings. Based on our findings of PRs as both safe and cost-effective, we recommend that more facilities explore the use of PRs for CTR.
Adhesion neuropathy of the median nerve with persistent pain can be a challenging problem. Currently, coverage of the median nerve with a well-vascularized soft tissue is deemed necessary after secondary neurolysis. Herein, we reviewed the outcomes of seven patients with a persistent median nerve neuropathy after a primary open carpal tunnel release or a median nerve repair, treated with neurolysis and median nerve wrapping with radial artery perforator adipose flaps. During the revision surgery, after a careful and complete neurolysis of the scarred median nerve, the distally based radial artery perforator adipose flap wi...
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that creates numbness and tingling in your palm from the thumb to ring fingers. It occurs when a nerve on the palm side of the hand is compressed or irritated in some way. Often, a combination of risk factors contributes to the development of the condition, which tends to [...]
Condition: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions: Other: Median nerve neural mobilization; Drug: Ibuprofen Sponsor: Francisco Unda Solano Not yet recruiting
Condition: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions: Procedure: Open surgery; Procedure: Percutaneous surgery Sponsor: Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana Recruiting
This study protocol is a prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial. Forty subjects aged 20 to 80 years old and diagnosed as having mild to moderate CTS will be randomly assigned to the intervention group (real LA, 3-sessions a week for 2 weeks) and control group (sham LA, 3-sessions a week for 2 weeks). All subjects will be asked to wear night splints as the fundamental management approach. The laser parameters will include a wavelength of 808 nm, power output of 300 mW and power density of 300 mW/mm2, with ten seconds of treatment for each acupuncture point (PC4, PC6, PC7, PC8, LI4, LI10, LI11, HT3, HT7, and ...
Abstract Although many neurologic conditions are common, cures are rare and conventional treatments are often limited. Many patients, therefore, turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The use of selected, evidence-based CAM therapies for the prevention and treatment of migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and dementia are presented. Evidence is growing many of modalities, including nutrition, exercise, mind-body medicine, supplements, and acupuncture. PMID: 28802469 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: After acupuncture therapy, the patients with CTS might have both clinical and morphological improvement. PMID: 28676832 [PubMed - in process]
Although many neurologic conditions are common, cures are rare and conventional treatments are often limited. Many patients, therefore, turn to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The use of selected, evidence-based CAM therapies for the prevention and treatment of migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome, and dementia are presented. Evidence is growing for a number of modalities, including nutrition, exercise, mind-body medicine, supplements, and acupuncture.