Transverse mini-incision for carpal tunnel release

Authors

  • Taufiq Morshed Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Israt Hasan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5484-4968
  • Ananta Kumar Sen Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, US Bangla Medical College and Hospital, Narayanganj, Bangladesh
  • Md Zahid Ferdous Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Syed Mozaffar Ahmed Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v16i3.68183

Keywords:

Carpaltunnelsyndrome, carpal tunnelrelease, transverse mini-incision, traditional mini-palm incision, SF-MPQ

Abstract

Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a commonly prevalent entrapment neuropathy characterized by median nerve compression within the carpal tunnel. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of transverse mini-incision and traditional mini-palm incision for carpal tunnel release.

Methods: A non-randomized interventional study was done at Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka and US Bangla Medical College Hospital, Narayangonj between January 2019 and December 2021. Forty-two patients diagnosed with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome were allocated to the transverse mini-incision group (n=20) and traditional mini-palm incision group (n=22).

Results: Patients operated with transverse mini-incision returned to their work significantly earlier (mean 10.3 days) than patients operated with traditional mini-palm incision (mean 18.7 days). No significant difference was found between transverse mini-incision group and traditional mini-palm incision group as determined by the McGill pain score improvement (P=0.16), the Bangla version of the Boston carpal tunnel questionnaire symptom severity score (P=0.61) and functional severity score (P=0.43).

Conclusion: Transverse mini-incision is comparable to the traditional mini-palm incision in terms of pain, other symptoms, and functional outcome. However, patients in transverse mini-incision group could return earlier to work.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal 2023;16(3): 167-171

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Published

2023-09-27

How to Cite

Morshed, T., Hasan, M. I. ., Sen, A. K., Ferdous, M. Z. ., & Ahmed, S. M. . (2023). Transverse mini-incision for carpal tunnel release . Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 16(3), 167–171. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v16i3.68183

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