Navigation Links
Surgery Best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Date:9/24/2009

Operation has modest advantage over non-surgical therapies, researchers say

THURSDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery is slightly better than non-surgical treatment for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome who don't have severe nerve damage (denervation), new research has found.

The study included 44 patients who had surgery and 52 patients who had non-surgical treatment, such as hand therapy and ultrasound. A year after treatment, the patients' hand function was measured using the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Assessment Questionnaire (CTSAQ).

The patients who had surgery showed an advantage in both function and symptoms -- calculated by proportions of patients having at least 30 percent improvement in CTSAQ scores for these indicators, and having minimal interference in daily work or household activities. The study found that 46 percent of surgery patients and 27 percent of non-surgery patients met all three criteria.

"Overall, these data indicate that, in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome without denervation, surgery modestly improves hand function and symptoms by three months compared with a multimodality non-surgical treatment regimen, and this benefit is sustained through one year," wrote Dr. Jeffrey Jarvik, of Harborview Medical Center at the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues.

"However," they continued, "some patients allocated to surgery reported persistent symptoms, and 61 percent of patients allocated to non-surgical treatment avoided surgery altogether. Our study, together with previous evidence, indicates that surgery is useful for patients with carpal tunnel syndrome."

The study appears online Sept. 24 in a special surgery issue of The Lancet.

Patient treatment preference is an important factor, two Swedish doctors noted in an accompanying editorial. When patients are "faced with the need to wear a splint each night and during daytime for some wee
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. New Procedure Raises Brows Without Surgery Or Injectibles
2. Any Day OK for Heart Bypass Surgery
3. Allied Worlds Linda McSmith to Speak at Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers Annual Meeting
4. Radiological treatment method spares patients surgery and offers 89 percent cost savings
5. Florida Clinicians Now Delivering Non-Invasive Image-Guided Treatments Using Novalis Tx(TM) Radiosurgery Technology
6. Academic Opinion Leaders in the Field of Spine Surgery & Sacroiliac Joint Experts Attend SI-BONEs National Summit on the Diagnosis of Sacroiliac Pathology
7. New Surgery Institute at Children's National Medical Center Aims to Improve Surgery and Eliminate Pain
8. HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. signs exclusive global agreement with Zimmer Dental Inc. to distribute oral surgery dressings
9. Native Chicago Plastic Surgeon Opens New Cosmetic Surgery Practice
10. Study Shows Tubal Reversal Surgery is the Best Treatment to Have More Children After a Tubal Ligation
11. NorthShore University HealthSystem First in Illinois to Perform Remarkable Robotic Arm Guided Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Surgery Best for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Girl’s Night Out to ... beautiful Morning Glory Farm, 6205 Kate Road in Monroe, North Carolina. The ... a corporate or social function, Kate Clyde’s offers off-premise catering and event services from ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... comprehensive eating disorder treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with anorexia, bulimia, ... has joined the medical treatment team. As a Staff Psychiatrist, Dr. Calinoiu ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... According to an ... convenient test that may help patients with oropharyngeal cancer (oral cancer) to be successfully ... States are often caused by HPV infections, which have a high rate of success ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... Atlantic Information Services, Inc. ... Pharmacy Benefit Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Marketplace.” In this Sept. 16 program, ... will discuss how plan sponsors are adopting bold, innovative strategies to control soaring ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... endpoint data collection, cloud analytics and workflow solutions today announced the complete ... Portugal, September 22-24, 2015. The esteemed faculty of worldwide pharmaceutical and industry ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Girl’s Night Out, with Food From Kate Clyde's Catered Creations, to Benefit Core Compassion Project 2Health News:Ileana Calinoiu, MD Joins Eating Recovery Center of Washington Medical Treatment Team 2Health News:Ileana Calinoiu, MD Joins Eating Recovery Center of Washington Medical Treatment Team 3Health News:LA Periodontists Discuss Study on Post-Treatment Oral Rinses Used to Test Recurrence of Oral Cancers 2Health News:LA Periodontists Discuss Study on Post-Treatment Oral Rinses Used to Test Recurrence of Oral Cancers 3Health News:Speakers for Upcoming AIS Virtual Conference on Pharmacy Benefit Strategies Include Executives from CVS Health, Express Scripts 2Health News:ERT Announces Final Agenda, Faculty for European PRO / eCOA Congress 2Health News:ERT Announces Final Agenda, Faculty for European PRO / eCOA Congress 3
... ... Studies offers Professional Certificates in Project Management both online and in the classroom starting ... , ... 19, 2009 -- San Diego State University,s College of Extended Studies will offer spring ...
... ... operational efficiencies. , ... Charlotte, NC (Vocus) November 19, 2009 -- Morehead, the human capital research firm, will ... webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. EST. ...
... , STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 18 AmeriCares and ... the Philippines, where thousands of people are still reeling from ... Floodwaters from Typhoon Ketsana and other storms have been slow ... tens of thousands still homeless and living in crowded evacuation ...
... , KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Nov. 18 ... that its Board of Directors has declared a two for one ... on December 15, 2009 to shareholders of record as of December ... pro rata basis. The Board,s decision should improve liquidity and trading ...
... N.J., Nov. 18 GettingHired, LLC , ... disabilities, announced today that it has secured $3 million of ... disability employment portal in the USA as well as final ... work initiative supporting the long term disability and workers, compensation ...
... , WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 The ... TIME Magazine Foreign Correspondent Vivienne Walt with its ... meeting. , "Ms. Walt,s work has unveiled the need ... to improve healthcare around the world," said Thomas Wellems, MD, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:San Diego State Offers Project Management Programs Beginning in January 2Health News:Morehead Presents Webinar on "How Physician Attitudes Impact Hospital Goals " 2Health News:AmeriCares and Boeing Deliver Emergency Relief Supplies to the Philippines 2Health News:GettingHired Announces Additional Funding for Continued Growth as Well as R&D of New Product for Long Term Disability and Workers' Comp. 2Health News:GettingHired Announces Additional Funding for Continued Growth as Well as R&D of New Product for Long Term Disability and Workers' Comp. 3Health News:Acclaimed American Journalist Awarded Excellence In Journalism by American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2
(Date:9/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Research ... addition of the "Global Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Devices ... The global craniomaxillofacial devices market to grow ... This report covers the present and future scenario ... To calculate the market size, we use revenues ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... , Sept. 3, 2015 HeartWare International, ... of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are ... that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug ... Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference at 8:50 a.m. ET on ... 9-10, 2015 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4q3mv2/investigation ) has announced the ... Market, 2010-2019" report to their offering. ... Sankyo Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd and was patented in many ... FDA to enter the American market in May. It ... world after it succeeded in the US market. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Devices Market 2015-2019 - Product Innovation and Cost Reduction a Key Market Trend 2HeartWare Presentation At The 2015 Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference To Be Webcast 2China Olmesartan Investigation Market Report 2010-2019 2
... Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII ) today ... has determined that the current clinical,trials of Viprinex(TM) ... unlikely,to show benefit. As a result, the company ... obtain and analyze the data before evaluating the,potential ...
... Disease , , SARASOTA, ... that its researchers have uncovered a new link between ... target for developing novel therapeutics for intervention in this ... Bakshi, Ph.D., is detailed in the American Chemical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Neurobiological Technologies Announces Viprinex(TM) Does Not Pass Interim Futility Analysis 2Roskamp Institute Identifies New Class of Drugs to Treat Alzheimer's Disease 2Roskamp Institute Identifies New Class of Drugs to Treat Alzheimer's Disease 3
Ruschelit® PVC. Murphy eye-nasoral. X-ray opaque line. Graduated. Single use. Sterile...
Ruschelit® PVC. Magill tip - nasoral. X-ray opaque line. Graduated. Single use. Sterile...
... Set® Tube with stylet inside. Sterile, ... uncuffed Rusch endotracheal tube with a ... use saving you time and storage ... for easy identification and has a ...
... PVC. Murphy eye-nasal. High volume/low pressure ... For improved surgical access. Designed to ... incorporating a preformed curvature. Thin-walled, large ... adapts to the anatomical situation at ...
Medicine Products: