Sonographic Appearance of the Median Nerve Following Revision Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Shane Shapiro, Ashkan Alkhamisi, George Pujalte

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Abstract

The main objective of this pictorial essay is to illustrate the sonographic appearance of the postoperative carpal tunnel and median nerve. Carpal tunnel surgical treatment failures have been shown to occur in up to 19% of a large series requiring re-exploration. Surgical management options for recurrent carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) include revision release, neurolysis, vein wrapping, and fat grafting procedures. While several descriptions of median nerve entrapment in CTS exist in the ultrasound literature, little is written regarding its postoperative appearance. We report the sonographic changes in the appearance of the median nerve and postoperative carpal tunnel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11
JournalJournal of Clinical Imaging Science
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel
  • median nerve
  • orthopedic surgery
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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