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Title: Surgical release of carpal tunnel syndrome under local anaesthesia
Authors: Chia, J.
Pho, R.W.H. 
Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome
Local anaesthesia
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Chia, J., Pho, R.W.H. (1997). Surgical release of carpal tunnel syndrome under local anaesthesia. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 5 (2) : 25-28. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy seen in clinical practice. Surgery to decompress the compressed median nerve by simple division of the transverse carpal ligament gave good results in most of the series studied. This procedure can be carried out under various forms of anaesthesia. We used local anaesthesia which we find to be simple and effective in achieving complete decompression of the entrapped nerve. By a retrospective study of 76 consecutive cases operated on by the senior author, it was found to have been unnecessary to revert to other forms of anaesthesia. The incidence of complications using local anaesthesia for open carpal tunnel release is not higher than other forms of anaesthesia.
Source Title: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
ISSN: 10225536
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