Findings and Results of 80 Surgical Revisions for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • S. A. Rath
  • U. M. Mauer
  • H. P. Richter
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 21)


The carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is not only the most frequent peripheral nerve entrapment syndrome, but it also has a relatively high incidence, particularly in older women. In the face of the largely inadequate possibilities of conservative therapy, surgical treatment of CTS, which consists of decompressing the median nerve by severing the transverse carpal ligament, is a very effective method. It is a small operation which can be done under local anesthesia. However, failures of this apparently simple procedure occur. We would therefore like to present our experience with pre- and intraoperative findings as well as results of surgery for recurrent or residual CTS.


Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgical Revision Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Distal Motor Latency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Rath
    • 1
  • U. M. Mauer
    • 1
  • H. P. Richter
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikUniversität Ulm, Bezirkskrankenhaus GünzburgGünzburgGermany

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