A randomized controlled trial of Knifelight and open carpal tunnel release

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58245
Title:
A randomized controlled trial of Knifelight and open carpal tunnel release
Authors:
Bhattacharya, R.; Birdsall, P. D.; Finn, P. (Paul); Stothard, J. (John)
Affiliation:
Middlesbrough General Hospital. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Citation:
Bhattacharya, R. et al. (2004) 'A randomized controlled trial of Knifelight and open carpal tunnel release', Journal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume) 29B (2), pp.113-115.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume)
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58245
DOI:
doi:10.1016/j.jhsb.2003.09.001
Abstract:
A randomized controlled trial was done to compare the results of carpal tunnel decompression using the standard open approach and the Knifelight® technique. Twenty-six patients with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome requiring operation were selected for the study and the operative technique was randomized for the first hand. Six weeks later, the second hand was operated upon using the alternate technique. There was little difference between the two techniques with regard to time taken to return to work, return of grip strength, symptom relief, complications, incidence of pillar pain and patient preference. However, the incidence of scar tenderness was significantly lower with the Knifelight® technique.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
carpal tunnel; knifelight; randomised controlled trial
ISSN:
0266-7681
Rights:
Author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/01/2010]
Citation Count:
9 [Scopus, 04/01/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharya, R.-
dc.contributor.authorBirdsall, P. D.-
dc.contributor.authorFinn, P. (Paul)-
dc.contributor.authorStothard, J. (John)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:46:58Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:46:58Z-
dc.date.issued2004-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume); 29B (2): 113-115-
dc.identifier.issn0266-7681-
dc.identifier.doidoi:10.1016/j.jhsb.2003.09.001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58245-
dc.description.abstractA randomized controlled trial was done to compare the results of carpal tunnel decompression using the standard open approach and the Knifelight® technique. Twenty-six patients with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome requiring operation were selected for the study and the operative technique was randomized for the first hand. Six weeks later, the second hand was operated upon using the alternate technique. There was little difference between the two techniques with regard to time taken to return to work, return of grip strength, symptom relief, complications, incidence of pillar pain and patient preference. However, the incidence of scar tenderness was significantly lower with the Knifelight® technique.-
dc.publisherElsevier-
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 04/01/2010]-
dc.subjectcarpal tunnel-
dc.subjectknifelight-
dc.subjectrandomised controlled trial-
dc.titleA randomized controlled trial of Knifelight and open carpal tunnel release-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentMiddlesbrough General Hospital. Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.-
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume)-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount9 [Scopus, 04/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardBhattacharya, R. et al. (2004) 'A randomized controlled trial of Knifelight and open carpal tunnel release', Journal of Hand Surgery (British & European Volume) 29B (2), pp.113-115.-
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