The aim of this study is to compare ultrasound-guided perineural injection of the median nerve with classic minimal incision surgical technique for median nerve decompression in patients diagnosed with mild, moderate, and severe carpal tunnel syndrome.
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The presence of symptoms such as nocturnal, posture-related, or movement-related paresthesias, along with possible pain, in the area supplied by the median nerve in the hand, lasting for more than 3 months.
Confirmation of mild, moderate or severe CTS through electrophysiological testing.
Numbness and loss of sensation in the hand's regions innervated by the median nerve, as well as weakness in the thenar muscles innervated by the median nerve.
Positive results on either the Phalen test and/or Tinel sign.
Individuals who may exhibit symptoms mimicking carpal tunnel syndrome, such as cervical radiculopathy, polyneuropathy, brachial plexopathy, or thoracic outlet syndrome.
Patients who have received a previous injection into the carpal tunnel within the past 6 months.
Thenar muscle atrophy.
A history of prior carpal tunnel surgery.
Regular usage of systemic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids.
Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, gout, systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis, or polymyositis.
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In the classification of CTS, participants are diagnosed with mild, moderate, or severe CTS, and various treatment options are available for each category. Treatment options aimed at alleviating symptoms include physical therapy, splinting, wrist injections, and surgical procedures Ultrasound-guided injections of peripheral nerves are typically more advantageous than blind injections because minimize the risk of damaging crucial vascular structures in the adjacent tissue alongside the nerves and decrease the likelihood of intraneural injections.
CTS can also be treated surgically, although the literature has not provided sufficient evidence to establish the superiority of one surgical technique over another. However, these procedures are known to be effective by reducing the volume of the carpal tunnel, thereby relieving pressure on the median nerve. In CTS surgery, following a mini-incision, the dissection proceeds through fat and fascial tissue until the flexor retinaculum is reached, ensuring decompression of the median nerve. The advantages of the mini-incision technique include the preservation of neurovascular structures, a low risk of complications, and a high level of patient satisfaction, making it a prominent surgical approach.
The aim of this study is to compare ultrasound-guided perineural injection of the median nerve with the classic minimal incision surgical technique for median nerve decompression in participants diagnosed with mild, moderate, and severe carpal tunnel syndrome.