alexa Abstract | Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Evidence-Based Intervention after Carpal Tunnel Release. Literature Review
ISSN: 2165-7025

Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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Abstract

Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome is defined as median nerve compression at the level of the wrist and it’s the most common nerve compression at this level. Also there is various rehabilitation treatments may be offered following carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) surgery, the effectiveness of these interventions remains unclear.

Objective: Main objective of this study is to review the effectiveness and safety of rehabilitation interventions following CTS release compared with another intervention.

Methods: Potentially relevant literature was identified through computerized and manual searches from January 1996 until March 2016. Inclusion and exclusion criteria of the studies were well established and results were analyzed using a rating system with levels of evidence for each extracted outcome.

Result: Twelve articles with a total of 576 patients met all eligibility criteria and were included in the review.

Conclusion: There is insufficient evidence to support a suitable type of treatment after release of the median nerve because the limited and very low-quality evidence is available for rehabilitation treatments following carpal tunnel release (CTR).

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Author(s): Cantero-Téllez Raquel, García-Orza Santiago and Cuadros–Romero M

Keywords

Carpal tunnel decompression, Splint, Median nerve, Median neuropathy, Carpal tunnel syndrome release, CTS postsurgical intervention, Exercise, Parkinsons Disease, Physical Activity, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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