Outcome after carpal tunnel release: impact of factors related to metabolic syndrome

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Objective: The standard surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), with an open carpal tunnel release, is reported to relieve symptoms in most patients. In a retrospective observational study, outcome after open carpal tunnel release was evaluated, focusing on factors related to the metabolic syndrome: diabetes, hypertension, obesity (BMI ≥30) and statin treatment. Methods: Results from 493 out of 962 patients (531/1044 hands) operated for CTS during 18 months that had filled in QuickDASH questionnaires before and 1-year after surgery were included in the study. Results: Patients with diabetes (n = 76) had higher QuickDASH scores pre- (56 [36–77]; i.e. median [interquartile range]) and postoperatively (31 [9–61]) compared to patients without diabetes (48 [32–66]; p 10 (74% vs 61%; p 


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  • Skåne University Hospital
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  • Other Clinical Medicine


  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic neuropathy, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, obesity, open carpal tunnel release, statins
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
JournalJournal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Issue number3
Early online date2016 Jul 28
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch

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