Ultrasound-guided percutaneous release of the carpal tunnel: comparison of the learning curves of a senior versus a junior operator. A cadaveric study

ConclusionThe ultrasound-guided percutaneous release of the carpal tunnel is demonstrated to be a procedure with a rapid learning curve.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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Summary: A 55-year-old woman presented with an 18-month history of intermittent left-hand paresthesias affecting her first, second, and third digits. A small, immobile, nontender midline mass on the volar aspect of the left wrist was also present. Evaluation included normal routine nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography. An ultrasound was performed in the electromyography laboratory, verifying median nerve involvement of the mass within the proximal carpal tunnel. This finding guided the electromyographer to perform the unconventional technique of sensory nerve short segmental stimulation across the carpal ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neurology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions:   Drug: Insulin;   Drug: Sodium Hyaluronate;   Device: Ultrasound Sponsor:   Assiut University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research
Abstract Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most frequent entrapment neuropathy in humans. Nonsurgical management is still a matter of debate, and conservative treatments include splinting, local steroid injections, ultrasound, and oral steroids. Acupuncture and electroacupuncture therapy for symptomatic CTS may improve symptoms and aid nerve repair as well as improve sensory and motor functions. However, limited evidence based on comprehensive evaluation methods is available regarding the effects of those treatments. Objective: The study intended to compare the short-term effects of acupuncture ...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions:   Procedure: Incisionless Threaded Carpal Tunnel;   Procedure: Standard Mini-Open Carpal Tunnel Sponsor:   Mayo Clinic Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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