Anatomical Considerations in Respect to an Open or an Endoscopic Approach to the Carpal Tunnel

  • E. Kremling
  • P. Hahn
  • U. Lanz
Part of the Update in Plastic Surgery book series (UPDATEPLASTIC)


Profound knowledge of the anatomical structures concerned including their possible variations is needed in anyone who wants to perform well in surgery of the carpal tunnel. Particularly anomalous courses of branches of the median nerve are subject to potential damage being done by incorrect incisions in open or endoscopic decompression of the median nerve at the level of the carpal tunnel.


Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Carpal Tunnel Release 
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  • P. Hahn
  • U. Lanz

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