Payne JC, Bergman RS, Ettinger DJ. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release. J Am Osteopath Assoc 1994;94(4):295. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.19220.127.116.115.
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Conventional open carpal tunnel release effectively relieves symptoms, but involves pain and fairly long recovery time. A relatively new technique of endoscopic carpal tunnel release as described by Chow has been carried out on 20 hands in 16 patients. The endoscopic approach allows earlier return to normal activities with less postoperative pain than conventional or open release.
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