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Carpal tunnel syndrome

 

General

Work-related carpal tunnel syndrome: diagnosis and treatment guideline.
Franklin GM, Friedman AS.
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015 Aug;26(3):523-37. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.04.003. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Ashworth NL.
BMJ Clin Evid. 2014;08:1114.

 
Epidemiology - outcomes

The incidence of complex regional pain syndrome in simultaneous surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren contracture.
Buller M, Schulz S, Kasdan M, Wilhelmi BJ.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Jul 1:1558944717718345. doi: 10.1177/1558944717718345. [Epub ahead of print]

The effect of psychological factors on the outcomes of carpal tunnel release: a systematic review.
Park JW, Gong HS, Rhee SH, Kim J, Lee YH, Baek GH.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2017 Jun;22(2):131-137. doi: 10.1142/S0218810417300029.

Complications of surgical release\break of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Faucher GK, Daruwalla JH, Seiler JG 3rd.
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2017 Spring;26(1):18-24.

Outcomes following carpal tunnel release in patients receiving workers' compensation: A systematic review.
Dunn JC, Kusnezov NA, Koehler LR, Vanden Berge D, Genco B, Mitchell J, Orr JD, Pallis M.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Apr 1:1558944717701240. doi: 10.1177/1558944717701240. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical site infection after hand surgery outside the operating theatre: a systematic review.
Jagodzinski NA, Ibish S, Furniss D.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Mar;42(3):289-294. doi: 10.1177/1753193416676408.

Prognostic factors for return-to-work following surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review.
Peters S, Johnston V, Hines S, Ross M, Coppieters M.
JBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2016 Sep;14(9):135-216.

A systematic review of the literature on the outcomes of treatment for recurrent and persistent carpal tunnel syndrome.
Soltani AM, Allan BJ, Best MJ, Mir HS, Panthaki ZJ.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jul;132(1):114-21. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318290faba.

Long-term outcomes of carpal tunnel release: a critical review of the literature.
Louie D, Earp B, Blazar P.
Hand (N Y). 2012 Sep;7(3):242-6. doi: 10.1007/s11552-012-9429-x.

Surgical techniques and return to work following carpal tunnel release: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sanati KA, Mansouri M, Macdonald D, Ghafghazi S, Macdonald E, Yadegarfar G.
J Occup Rehabil. 2011 Dec;21(4):474-81. doi: 10.1007/s10926-011-9310-8.

 
Epidemiology - association with trigger digits

Coincidence or complication? A systematic review of trigger digit after carpal tunnel release.
Lin FY, Wu CI, Cheng HT.
J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2017 Jul 7:1-7. doi: 10.1080/2000656X.2017.1345751. [Epub ahead of print]

Is carpal tunnel release associated with trigger finger?
Le Guillou A, Despreaux T, Descatha A.
Chir Main. 2015 Jun;34(3):149-50. doi: 10.1016/j.main.2015.03.003Shen L. Epub 2015 May 11. No abstract available.

 
Epidemiology - work-related risk factors

Hand-arm vibration and the risk of vascular and neurological diseases - A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Nilsson T, Wahlström J, Burström L.
PLoS One. 2017 Jul 13;12(7):e0180795. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180795. eCollection 2017.

Association between work-related biomechanical risk factors and the occurrence of carpal tunnel syndrome: an overview of systematic reviews and a meta-analysis of current research.
Kozak A, Schedlbauer G, Wirth T, Euler U, Westermann C, Nienhaus A.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Sep 1;16:231. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0685-0.

Computer use and carpal tunnel syndrome: A meta-analysis.
Shiri R, Falah-Hassani K.
J Neurol Sci. 2015 Feb 15;349(1-2):15-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2014.12.037. Epub 2015 Jan 2.

Is carpal tunnel syndrome related to computer exposure at work? A review and meta-analysis.
Mediouni Z, de Roquemaurel A, Dumontier C, Becour B, Garrabe H, Roquelaure Y, Descatha A.
J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Feb;56(2):204-8. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000080.

Meta-analysis: association between wrist posture and carpal tunnel syndrome among workers.
You D, Smith AH, Rempel D.
Saf Health Work. 2014 Mar;5(1):27-31. doi: 10.1016/j.shaw.2014.01.003. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

[Metaanalysis for the evaluation of risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) Part II. Occupational risk factors].
Spahn G, Wollny J, Hartmann B, Schiele R, Hofmann GO.
Z Orthop Unfall. 2012 Oct;150(5):516-24. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1315346. Epub 2012 Oct 17. German.

Carpal tunnel syndrome and its relationship to occupation: a meta-analysis.
Barcenilla A, March LM, Chen JS, Sambrook PN.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Feb;51(2):250-61. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker108. Epub 2011 May 17.

 
Epidemiology - other risk factors

Psychosocial risk factors and the association with carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review.
Mansfield M, Thacker M, Sandford F.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Oct 1:1558944717736398. doi: 10.1177/1558944717736398. [Epub ahead of print]

Is there a relationship between impaired median nerve excursion and carpal tunnel syndrome? A systematic review.
Ellis R, Blyth R, Arnold N, Miner-Williams PhD W.
J Hand Ther. 2016 Sep 28. pii: S0894-1130(16)30131-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2016.09.002.

Arthritis as a risk factor for carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Shiri R.
Scand J Rheumatol. 2016 Oct;45(5):339-46. doi: 10.3109/03009742.2015.1114141. Epub 2016 Mar 29.

Diabetes as a risk factor for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Pourmemari MH, Shiri R.
Diabet Med. 2016 Jan;33(1):10-6. doi: 10.1111/dme.12855. Epub 2015 Aug 18.

The effect of excess body mass on the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of 58 studies.
Shiri R, Pourmemari MH, Falah-Hassani K, Viikari-Juntura E.
Obes Rev. 2015 Dec;16(12):1094-104. doi: 10.1111/obr.12324. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

A square-shaped wrist as a predictor of carpal tunnel syndrome: A meta-analysis.
Shiri R.
Muscle Nerve. 2015 Nov;52(5):709-13. doi: 10.1002/mus.24761. Epub 2015 Jul 24.

Comparison of risk of carpal tunnel syndrome in patients with distal radius fractures after 7 treatments.
Zhao HL, Wang GB, Jia YQ, Zhu SC, Zhang FF, Liu HM.
Med Sci Monit. 2015 Sep 22;21:2837-44. doi: 10.12659/MSM.894075.

Hypothyroidism and carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Shiri R.
Muscle Nerve. 2014 Dec;50(6):879-83. doi: 10.1002/mus.24453. Epub 2014 Oct 30.

Smoking and carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Pourmemari MH, Viikari-Juntura E, Shiri R.
Muscle Nerve. 2014 Mar;49(3):345-50. doi: 10.1002/mus.23922. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

Influence of compensation status on time off work after carpal tunnel release and rotator cuff surgery: a meta-analysis.
de Moraes VY, Godin K, Dos Santos JB, Faloppa F, Bhandari M, Belloti JC.
Patient Saf Surg. 2013 Jan 2;7(1):1. doi: 10.1186/1754-9493-7-1.

Neurologic involvement in scleroderma: a systematic review.
Amaral TN, Peres FA, Lapa AT, Marques-Neto JF, Appenzeller S.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Dec;43(3):335-47. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2013.05.002. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

The association of Raynaud's syndrome with carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Hartmann P, Mohokum M, Schlattmann P.
Rheumatol Int. 2012 Mar;32(3):569-74. doi: 10.1007/s00296-011-2122-5. Epub 2011 Sep 7.

[Metaanalysis for the evaluation of risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) Part I. General factors].
Spahn G, Wollny J, Hartmann B, Schiele R, Hofmann GO.
Z Orthop Unfall. 2012 Oct;150(5):503-15. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1315345. Epub 2012 Oct 17. German.

 
Diagnosis

The accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Torres-Costoso A, Martínez-Vizcaíno V, Álvarez-Bueno C, Ferri-Morales A, Cavero-Redondo I.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Sep 22. pii: S0003-9993(17)31115-2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.08.489. [Epub ahead of print]

Systematic review: hand activity and ultrasound of the median nerve.
Jaeschke R, Thoirs K, Bain G, Massy-Westropp N.
Occup Med (Lond). 2017 Jun 3. doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqx059. [Epub ahead of print]

Utility of MRI diffusion tensor imaging in carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Wang H, Ma J, Zhao L, Wang Y, Jia X.
Med Sci Monit. 2016 Mar 4;22:736-42.

Electrosonodiagnosis in carpal tunnel syndrome: a proposed diagnostic algorithm based on an analytical literature review.
Goldberg G, Zeckser JM, Mummaneni R, Tucker JD.
PM R. 2016 May;8(5):463-74. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.11.016. Epub 2016 Jan 19.

Doppler sonography for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a critical review.
Vanderschueren GA, Meys VE, Beekman R.
Muscle Nerve. 2014 Aug;50(2):159-63. doi: 10.1002/mus.24241. Epub 2014 Jul 14.

Evidence-based guideline: neuromuscular ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Cartwright MS, Hobson-Webb LD, Boon AJ, Alter KE, Hunt CH, Flores VH, Werner RA, Shook SJ, Thomas TD, Primack SJ, Walker FO; American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Muscle Nerve. 2012 Aug;46(2):287-93. doi: 10.1002/mus.23389.

Ultrasonography for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy.
Tai TW, Wu CY, Su FC, Chern TC, Jou IM.
Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Jul;38(7):1121-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2012.02.026. Epub 2012 Apr 27.

Meta-analysis on the performance of sonography for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Descatha A, Huard L, Aubert F, Barbato B, Gorand O, Chastang JF.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2012 Jun;41(6):914-22. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2011.11.006. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography vs. electromyography in carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review of literature.
Roll SC, Case-Smith J, Evans KD.
Ultrasound Med Biol. 2011 Oct;37(10):1539-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2011.06.011. Epub 2011 Aug 6.

Accuracy of in-office nerve conduction studies for median neuropathy: a meta-analysis.
Strickland JW, Gozani SN.
J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jan;36(1):52-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.09.012. Epub 2010 Dec 4.

The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.
Fowler JR, Gaughan JP, Ilyas AM.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Apr;469(4):1089-94. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1637-5. Epub 2010 Oct 21.

 
Treatments - non-surgical

Rehabilitation following carpal tunnel release.
Peters S, Page MJ, Coppieters MW, Ross M, Johnston V.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 17;2:CD004158. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004158.pub3.

Therapeutic ultrasound for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Page MJ, O'Connor D, Pitt V, Massy-Westropp N.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Mar 28;3:CD009601. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009601.pub2.

Splinting for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Page MJ, Massy-Westropp N, O'Connor D, Pitt V.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jul 11;7:CD010003. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010003.

Exercise and mobilisation interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Page MJ, O'Connor D, Pitt V, Massy-Westropp N.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jun 13;6:CD009899. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009899.

Ergonomic positioning or equipment for treating carpal tunnel syndrome.
O'Connor D, Page MJ, Marshall SC, Massy-Westropp N.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jan 18;1:CD009600. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009600.

Local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Marshall S, Tardif G, Ashworth N.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Apr 18;(2):CD001554.

Non-surgical treatment (other than steroid injection) for carpal tunnel syndrome.
O'Connor D, Marshall S, Massy-Westropp N.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(1):CD003219.

The use of neurodynamic techniques in the conservative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome - A critical appraisal of the literature.
Wolny T.
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2017 Oct 31;19(5):427-440.

Carpal tunnel syndrome: Effectiveness of physical therapy and electrophysical modalities. An updated systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Huisstede BMA, Hoogvliet P, Franke TPC, Randsdorp MS, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Sep 20. pii: S0003-9993(17)31094-8. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.08.482. [Epub ahead of print]

Ultrasound-guided versus landmark-guided local corticosteroid injection for carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.
Babaei-Ghazani A, Roomizadeh P, Forogh B, Moeini-Taba SM, Abedini A, Kadkhodaie M, Jahanjoo F, Eftekharsadat B.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Sep 21. pii: S0003-9993(17)31096-1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.08.484. [Epub ahead of print]

Median nerve mobilization techniques in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Lim YH, Chee DY, Girdler S, Lee HC.
J Hand Ther. 2017 Jul 29. pii: S0894-1130(17)30214-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2017.06.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Interventions for neuropathic pain: An overview of systematic reviews.
Dosenovic S, Jelicic Kadic A, Miljanovic M, Biocic M, Boric K, Cavar M, Markovina N, Vucic K, Puljak L.
Anesth Analg. 2017 Aug;125(2):643-652. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001998.

The effectiveness of neural mobilization for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Basson A, Olivier B, Ellis R, Coppieters M, Stewart A, Mudzi W.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Jul 13:1-76. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7117. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness of surgical and post-surgical interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome-A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, van den Brink J, Randsdorp MS, Geelen SJ, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May 31. pii: S0003-9993(17)30372-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in carpal tunnel syndrome management: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Bekhet AH, Ragab B, Abushouk AI, Elgebaly A, Ali OI.
Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Jun 5. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2234-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Do patients with carpal tunnel syndrome benefit from low-level laser therapy? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Franke TPC, Koes BW, Geelen SJG, Huisstede BMA.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Jun 16. pii: S0003-9993(17)30391-X. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.06.002. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness of low-level laser therapy on pain, self-reported hand function, and grip strength compared to placebo or "sham" treatment for adults with carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Burger M, Kriel R, Damon A, Abel A, Bansda A, Wakens M, Ernstzen D.
Physiother Theory Pract. 2017 Mar 8:1-14. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2017.1282999. [Epub ahead of print]

Acupuncture for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Dimitrova A, Murchison C, Oken B.
J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Jan 23. doi: 10.1089/acm.2016.0155. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical effectiveness of low-level laser treatment on peripheral somatosensory neuropathy.
Fallah A, Mirzaei A, Gutknecht N, Demneh AS.
Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Jan 10. doi: 10.1007/s10103-016-2137-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Effectiveness of occupational therapy interventions for adults with musculoskeletal conditions of the forearm, wrist, and hand: A systematic review.
Roll SC, Hardison ME.
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb;71(1):7101180010p1-7101180010p12. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.023234.

Effectiveness of nerve gliding exercises on carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review.
Ballestero-Pérez R, Plaza-Manzano G, Urraca-Gesto A, Romo-Romo F, Atín-Arratibel ML, Pecos-Martín D, Gallego-Izquierdo T, Romero-Franco N.
J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2017 Jan;40(1):50-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2016.10.004. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Effectiveness of low-level laser on carpal tunnel syndrome: A meta-analysis of previously reported randomized trials.
Li ZJ, Wang Y, Zhang HF, Ma XL, Tian P, Huang Y.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(31):e4424. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004424.

Conservative treatment in patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Jiménez Del Barrio S, Bueno Gracia E, Hidalgo García C, Estébanez de Miguel E, Tricás Moreno JM, Rodríguez Marco S, Ceballos Laita L.
Neurologia. 2016 Jul 22. pii: S0213-4853(16)30094-9. doi: 10.1016/j.nrl.2016.05.018. [Epub ahead of print] English, Spanish.

Effectiveness of acupuncture therapies to manage musculoskeletal disorders of the extremities: A systematic review.
Cox J, Varatharajan S, Côté P, Optima Collaboration.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Jun;46(6):409-29. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.6270. Epub 2016 Apr 26.

A Bayesian network meta-analysis: Comparing the clinical effectiveness of local corticosteroid injections using different treatment strategies for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chen PC, Chuang CH, Tu YK, Bai CH, Chen CF, Liaw M.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Nov 19;16(1):363. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0815-8.

Clinical course and prognostic factors in conservatively managed carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Burton CL, Chesterton LS, Chen Y, van der Windt DA.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 May;97(5):836-852.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.09.013. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Efficacy of tendon and nerve gliding exercises for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Kim SD.J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Aug;27(8):2645-8. doi: 10.1589/jpts.27.2645. Epub 2015 Aug 21.

Acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Sim H, Shin BC, Lee MS, Jung A, Lee H, Ernst E.
J Pain. 2011 Mar;12(3):307-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2010.08.006. Epub 2010 Nov 19.

 
Treatments - surgical vs non-surgical treatments

Surgical versus non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Verdugo RJ, Salinas RA, Castillo JL, Cea JG.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Oct 8;(4):CD001552. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001552.pub2.

The effectiveness of surgical and post-surgical interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome-A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, van den Brink J, Randsdorp MS, Geelen SJ, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May 31. pii: S0003-9993(17)30372-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Is surgical intervention more effective than non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome? A systematic review.
Shi Q, MacDermid JC.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2011 Apr 11;6:17. doi: 10.1186/1749-799X-6-17.

RETRACTED ARTICLE (DUE TO ERROR IN ANAYSIS):

Efficacy, safety, and cost of surgical versus nonsurgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Ren YM, Wang XS, Wei ZJ, Fan BY, Lin W, Zhou XH, Feng SQ.
Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(40):e4857.
Retraction: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(16):e6778.

 
Treatments - surgical, endoscopic vs. open release

Endoscopic release for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Vasiliadis HS, Georgoulas P, Shrier I, Salanti G, Scholten RJ.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Jan 31;1:CD008265. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008265.pub2.

The effectiveness of surgical and post-surgical interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome-A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, van den Brink J, Randsdorp MS, Geelen SJ, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May 31. pii: S0003-9993(17)30372-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Complications of surgical release\break of carpal tunnel syndrome: A systematic review.
Faucher GK, Daruwalla JH, Seiler JG 3rd.
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2017 Spring;26(1):18-24.

Intraindividual comparison between open and endoscopic release in bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Hu K, Zhang T, Xu W.
Brain Behav. 2016 Feb 16;6(3):e00439. doi: 10.1002/brb3.439. eCollection 2016 Mar.

Endoscopic and open release similarly safe for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Vasiliadis HS, Nikolakopoulou A, Shrier I, Lunn MP, Brassington R, Scholten RJ, Salanti G.
PLoS One. 2015 Dec 16;10(12):e0143683. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143683. eCollection 2015.

Endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel release for idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Zuo D, Zhou Z, Wang H, Liao Y, Zheng L, Hua Y, Cai Z.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2015 Jan 28;10:12. doi: 10.1186/s13018-014-0148-6.

Open versus endoscopic carpal tunnel release: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Sayegh ET, Strauch RJ.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Mar;473(3):1120-32. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3835-z. Epub 2014 Aug 19.

Effectiveness and safety of endoscopic versus open carpal tunnel decompression.
Chen L, Duan X, Huang X, Lv J, Peng K, Xiang Z.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2014 Apr;134(4):585-93. doi: 10.1007/s00402-013-1898-z. Epub 2014 Jan 12.

Outcomes of open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release: a meta-analysis.
Kohanzadeh S, Herrera FA, Dobke M.
Hand (N Y). 2012 Sep;7(3):247-51. doi: 10.1007/s11552-012-9413-5.

 
Treatments - surgical, other

Surgical treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Scholten RJ, Mink van der Molen A, Uitdehaag BM, Bouter LM, de Vet HC.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;(4):CD003905.

The incidence of complex regional pain syndrome in simultaneous surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren contracture.
Buller M, Schulz S, Kasdan M, Wilhelmi BJ.
Hand (N Y). 2017 Jul 1:1558944717718345. doi: 10.1177/1558944717718345. [Epub ahead of print]

The effectiveness of surgical and post-surgical interventions for carpal tunnel syndrome-A systematic review.
Huisstede BM, van den Brink J, Randsdorp MS, Geelen SJ, Koes BW.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 May 31. pii: S0003-9993(17)30372-6. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.04.024. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical site infection after hand surgery outside the operating theatre: a systematic review.
Jagodzinski NA, Ibish S, Furniss D.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Mar;42(3):289-294. doi: 10.1177/1753193416676408.

Surgical decompression in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Tu Y, Lineaweaver WC, Chen Z, Hu J, Mullins F, Zhang F.
J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]

The Camitz transfer and its modifications: a review.
Rymer B, Thomas PB.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Jul;41(6):632-7. doi: 10.1177/1753193415625605. Epub 2016 Jan 14.

Revision decompression and collagen nerve wrap for recurrent and persistent compression neuropathies of the upper extremity.
Soltani AM, Allan BJ, Best MJ, Mir HS, Panthaki ZJ.
Ann Plast Surg. 2014 May;72(5):572-8. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182956475.

Surgical techniques and return to work following carpal tunnel release: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Sanati KA, Mansouri M, Macdonald D, Ghafghazi S, Macdonald E, Yadegarfar G.
J Occup Rehabil. 2011 Dec;21(4):474-81. doi: 10.1007/s10926-011-9310-8.

 

 

 

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