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Perspective - Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation (2023) Volume 7, Issue 5

Treatment Modalities for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Kazuteru Hattori*

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

*Corresponding Author:
Kazuteru Hattori
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Daiichi General Hospital

Received:24-Aug-2023,Manuscript No.AAOSR-23-115164; Editor assigned:28-Aug-2023,PreQC No.AAOSR-23-115164(PQ); Reviewed:11-Sept-2023,QC No.AAOSR-23-115164; Revised:16-Sept-2023,Manuscript No.AAOSR-23-115164(R); Published:22-Sept-2023,DOI: 10.35841/ aaosr-7.5.168

Citation: Hattori K. Treatment Modalities for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.J Ortho Sur Reh.2023;7(5):168

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Compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a common and incapacitating disorder that causes pain, numbness, and functional impairment of the hand and wrist. The results of a thorough systematic review and meta-analysis that compares the efficacy of various CTS treatment regimens are presented in this abstract. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), a frequent and debilitating condition that causes pain, numbness, and functional impairment of the hand and wrist, is brought on by compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. This presentation presents the findings of a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of several CTS treatment regimens. In order to treat symptoms and enhance functional results in CTS patients, the evaluation assessed the efficacy of conservative treatments such wrist splinting, physical therapy, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDs), and corticosteroid injections. Examining the success rates, risks, and long-term effects of various surgical procedures for CTS, including as open release and endoscopic procedures.[1].

The meta-analysis investigated the selection of the surgical strategy and its effects on patient satisfaction. In order to compare the relative effectiveness of conservative therapy and surgical interventions, comparative studies were done, taking into account the severity of the condition, patient preferences, and cost-effectiveness. The systematic review focused on long-term follow-up evaluations to analyses the effects of various treatments on patients' functional status, return to employment, and quality of life.[2].

The meta-analysis examined the frequency of complications and adverse events linked to various therapeutic modalities, offering important insights into their safety profiles. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to inform doctors, patients, and healthcare decision-makers on the most efficient and suitable treatment regimens for CTS by synthesizing the existing evidence. It emphasises the significance of individualized treatment plans made specifically for the distinctive clinical presentations and preferences of CTS patients, with the ultimate goal of optimizing outcomes, reducing symptom burden, and improving the general quality of life for those who are afflicted by this disabling condition.[3].

The median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, resulting in the common and frequently disabling disorder known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). A variety of symptoms, such as pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and wrist, are brought on by this compression. A wide range of demographics are affected by CTS, which affects people of all ages and occupations. The variety of those affected and the possibility of severe impairment highlight the significance of evidence-based therapy modalities. This introduction acts as a preface to a thorough systematic review and meta-analysis that aims to critically assess and summaries the body of knowledge already in existence about the treatment modalities for CTS. The purpose of this study is to offer a precise and current understanding of the efficacy, safety, and relative effectiveness of treatments currently accessible. By doing this, we hope to equip medical professionals, patients, and decision-makers with the knowledge they need to make wise treatment decisions. CTS provide a complex issue to patients and healthcare professionals alike.[4].

Its clinical manifestation can be very diverse, and its effects go beyond simple discomfort to include functional restrictions, a decreased quality of life, and even severe financial repercussions. As a result, the management of CTS necessitates a thorough and data-driven strategy. The spectrum of CTS treatment options are broad and include both surgical and conservative, non-surgical methods. Wrist splinting, physical therapy, medication (such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines and corticosteroid injections), and lifestyle changes are examples of conservative treatments. Traditional open carpal tunnel releases and minimally invasive endoscopic treatments are both surgical possibilities. The abundance of CTS therapy options necessitates an analytical and methodical evaluation of their relative efficacy. Although these treatments have been the subject of numerous independent researches, combining their results in a thorough and coherent way can provide insightful information. This thorough investigation aims to close this significant knowledge gap.[5].


To sum up, the goal of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to offer a thorough and fact-based summary of the therapy options for CTS. We aim to equip patients with knowledge to actively participate in their treatment decisions and support healthcare providers in making well-informed decisions by synthesizing the material that is already available. Our ultimate goal is to improve the general wellbeing of people who are impacted by this common and serious condition, optimizes the management of CTS, and reduces the burden of symptoms.


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