OBJECTIVE: To propose and apply a protocol for assessing the outcome of surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: The protocol included a patient questionnaire that was self-administered before and 1 and 6 months after the operation to assess severity of symptoms (Boston questionnaire) and staging according to clinical (Giannini) and electrophysiological (Padua) severity scales. RESULTS: The results of a prospective series of 323 hands undergoing surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome by the mini-incision of the palm technique are reported. CONCLUSION: The method was found to be valid, precise, reliable, and straightforward, enabling a comparison of the results from different patient series and different operating techniques.

Reale, F., Ginanneschi, F., Sicurelli, F., Mondelli, M. (2003). Protocol of outcome evaluation for surgical release of carpal tunnel syndrome. NEUROSURGERY, 53(2), 343-350 [10.1227/01.NEU.0000073421.92105.62].

Protocol of outcome evaluation for surgical release of carpal tunnel syndrome.

GINANNESCHI, FEDERICA;
2003-01-01

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To propose and apply a protocol for assessing the outcome of surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: The protocol included a patient questionnaire that was self-administered before and 1 and 6 months after the operation to assess severity of symptoms (Boston questionnaire) and staging according to clinical (Giannini) and electrophysiological (Padua) severity scales. RESULTS: The results of a prospective series of 323 hands undergoing surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome by the mini-incision of the palm technique are reported. CONCLUSION: The method was found to be valid, precise, reliable, and straightforward, enabling a comparison of the results from different patient series and different operating techniques.
Reale, F., Ginanneschi, F., Sicurelli, F., Mondelli, M. (2003). Protocol of outcome evaluation for surgical release of carpal tunnel syndrome. NEUROSURGERY, 53(2), 343-350 [10.1227/01.NEU.0000073421.92105.62].
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Protocol-of-outcome-evaluation-2003.pdf

non disponibili

Tipologia: PDF editoriale
Licenza: NON PUBBLICO - Accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 352.77 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
352.77 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11365/418454
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo