Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Keywords : SURGERY FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME


COMPLICATIONS OF SURGERY FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Avadis A Muradian; Kareem Jasim

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2015, Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 82-85
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2015.102897

The carpal tunnel release is usually a curative treatment for the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), but not without complications, it may ranges from wound infection to nerve laceration. Study population included 150 patients (157 wrists) who had surgery for CTS. Patients were observed for the outcome and associated problems during and after operative procedure.
Thirty seven wrists (23%) developed complications, these complications were; intraoperative in 7 wrists, early postoperative (within first 2 weeks) in 10, and late postoperative (after 2 weeks) in 20.
This finding indicates that failure or complications following surgical release may occur, and in some situations may relate to the dissection or operating surgeon