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Jan 09, 2024

Journal Watch: New Systematic review of Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Carpal Tunnel Release

Over 500,000 carpal tunnel releases are performed annually in the United States. Since 2005, publications of a new approach using ultrasound guidance have emerged in the literature with new approaches and devices with

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Dec 26, 2023

Journal Watch: New Long-Term Real World Safety Data on Carpal Tunnel Release Using Ultrasound Guidance

In a new study with one-year follow up data, carpal tunnel release using ultrasound guidance showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in symptoms and function with a high satisfaction

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Dec 25, 2023

How is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Diagnosed

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that can causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist, and

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Dec 24, 2023

History and Evolution of Carpal Tunnel Surgery

The primary goal of a carpal tunnel release is to transect the transverse carpal ligament to release pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. An estimated 500,000 carpal tunnel releases are performed annually

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Dec 24, 2023

Journal Watch: Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound Guided Carpal Tunnel Release with Sonex

The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of ultrasound guided carpal tunnel release using the Sonex device. A consecutive group of patients treated by a single primary care sports medicine

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Dec 17, 2023

Journal Watch: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and the Diagnostic Usefulness of Ultrasound Measurements

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a clinical diagnosis, but ultrasound has emerged as a useful tool in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. In a study by Moran et al., both conventional ultrasound and quantitative ultrasound

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Dec 02, 2023

Journal Watch: Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Outperform Steoids and Prolotherapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in New Network Meta-analysis

Carpal tunnel syndrome is common and conservative treatments include splinting, therapy and injections. Corticosteroids often only offer short-term relief, and clinical trials have shown benefit from platelet rich

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