Operative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Published online: Dec 27 1993

S Waegeneers, P Haentjens, and P Wylock.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Academic Hospital, Free University Brussels, Belgium.


The results of surgical treatment of 100 carpal tunnel syndromes are discussed. With respect to paresthesias, pain, muscular weakness of the thumb and numbness, excellent or good results were obtained in 94%, 93%, 79% and 100% of the cases. There were complications (minor algodystrophy syndrome) in only 3% of the cases.