Minimally invasive surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome release

A. Franzini, F. Leocata, D. Servello, G. Broggi

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In the last decade, minimally invasive surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome gained an increasing popularity among neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons to obtain the early use of the operated hand and the decrease of side effects due to palmar incision and scar. Nevertheless, some problems and controversies still affect the available minimally invasive procedures: incomplete section of theligament distally, discomfort and complications due to the considerable size of endoscopie devices utilized for endoscopie procedures, ischemia of the nerve when the tourniquet used in endoscopie surgery is maintained too long. Aim of this report is to describe a new and alternative technique for minimally invasive release of carpal tunnel syndrome based on intra-operative transillumination of the carpal tunnel during surgery and performed by the modified Paine retinaculatome. Preliminary operative results are reported in 50 consecutive patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147
Number of pages1
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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