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Author Petrover, David ♦ Silvera, Jonathan ♦ Baere, Thierry De ♦ Vigan, Marie ♦ Hakimé, Antoine
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE ♦ BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY ♦ LIGAMENTS ♦ NERVES ♦ NMR IMAGING ♦ PATIENTS ♦ SAFETY ♦ SURGERY ♦ SYMPTOMS ♦ VASCULAR DISEASES
Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate the feasibility and 6 months clinical result of sectioning of the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) and median nerve decompression after ultra-minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided percutaneous carpal tunnel release (PCTR) surgery.MethodsConsecutive patients with carpal tunnel syndrome were enrolled in this descriptive, open-label study. The procedure was performed in the interventional radiology room. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed at baseline and 1 month. The Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire was administered at baseline, 1, and 6 months.Results129 patients were enrolled. Significant decreases in mean symptom severity scores (3.3 ± 0.7 at baseline, 1.7 ± 0.4 at Month 1, 1.3 ± 0.3 at Month 6) and mean functional status scores (2.6 ± 1.1 at baseline, 1.6 ± 0.4 at Month 1, 1.3 ± 0.5 at Month 6) were noted. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a complete section of all TCL and nerve decompression in 100% of patients. No complications were identified.ConclusionsUltrasound-guided PCTR was used successfully to section the TCL, decompress the median nerve, and reduce self-reported symptoms.
ISSN 01741551
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-04-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 4


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