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PT Assistant

Surgical Techniques 111

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


  • Describe the anatomy and contents of the carpal tunnel
  • List and describe 4 physical tests for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Recite 5 contraindications to endoscopic surgery
  • Describe the procedure for the Standard Open Approach
  • Describe the procedure for the Agee Single-Portal technique
  • Describe the procedure for the Chow Two-Portal Extrabursal Technique
  • List 3 complications each procedure mentioned above
  • Discuss outcomes for each procedure mentioned above

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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