The surgery of carpal tunnel syndrome in elderly patients
Faour Martín O 1, Martín Ferrero MA 2, Vega Castrillo A 1, Cortes Villar JM 2
1 Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología del Hospital de Puertollano, Ciudad Real, España.
2 Servicio de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología del Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, España.
We present in this article the long term outcomes of median nerve release at the wrist in elderly patients.
Historical prospective long term study over 98 patients that received surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome considered by aging and with a mean follow-up of ten years. A clinical-functional (with the Levine Questionnaire), electromyographic and dynamometric evaluation of the patients studied have been carried out.
For most of the items of the Questionnaire of Levine, as well as for the values of sensitive velocity and motor latency of the median nerve, we have found favourable differences with respect to the preoperative evaluation. The data of grip strength are unfavourable.
In elderly patients, complete section of the carpal transverse ligament, allows maintaining favourable differences in most of the parameters studied, after ten years from the surgery, being the surgical treatment a recommendable option.
Carpal tunnel syndrome, age, outcome.
Correspondencia:O Faour Martín
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