Sensory relearning after surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A pilot clinical trial

Jerosch-Herold, Christina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0525-1282, Shepstone, Lee and Miller, Leanne (2012) Sensory relearning after surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome: A pilot clinical trial. Muscle & Nerve, 46 (6). pp. 879-884. ISSN 1097-4598

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Abstract

Surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome does not always alleviate sensory deficits, especially in patients with severe disease. No proven treatment is currently available for these patients. Methods: We conducted a pilot randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the feasibility, patient acceptability, and efficacy of a sensory relearning (SR) program in patients who have ongoing sensory deficits after carpal tunnel decompression. Patients were randomized to receive either: (i) a 4-week sensory relearning home program; or (ii) no further treatment. Outcomes were assessed at baseline and 4 and 8 weeks after randomization. Results: Thirty-one patients were randomized. Efficacy analysis adjusted for baseline score and age showed a potentially clinically worthwhile benefit of SR. Conclusions: Data on screening, eligibility, and patient acceptability of the intervention confirm the feasibility of undertaking a definitive randomized, controlled trial.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Allied Health Professions
Depositing User: Users 2731 not found.
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 12:58
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 11:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40286
DOI: 10.1002/mus.23421

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