The 'yellow fat sign' - a reliable indicator of the completeness of carpal tunnel release

The 'yellow fat sign' - a reliable indicator of the completeness of carpal tunnel release Carpal tunnel syndrome is the commonest nerve compression syndrome and longitudinal division of the transverse carpal ligament to release the median nerve remains one of the most commonly performed procedures. This may be undertaken by plastic, orthopaedic, general or neurosurgeons. However, incomplete division of this ligament remains a cause of persistent symptoms. In this paper we draw attention to an anatomical landmark at the distal end of the tunnel, visualisation of which indicates complete release. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The 'yellow fat sign' - a reliable indicator of the completeness of carpal tunnel release

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01152195
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Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the commonest nerve compression syndrome and longitudinal division of the transverse carpal ligament to release the median nerve remains one of the most commonly performed procedures. This may be undertaken by plastic, orthopaedic, general or neurosurgeons. However, incomplete division of this ligament remains a cause of persistent symptoms. In this paper we draw attention to an anatomical landmark at the distal end of the tunnel, visualisation of which indicates complete release.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 1, 1997

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