Direct access carpal tunnel decompression: Early evaluation of a new service

Power, D. M.; Shewell, P. C.
July 2007
Internet Journal of Hand Surgery;2007, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p2
Academic Journal
A direct access carpal tunnel decompression (CTD) service was established at a satellite community hospital in rural Wales to minimise inconvenience for local patients and to reduce the orthopaedic outpatient and operating theatre workload for the main orthopaedic unit. The structure of the service is described together with an initial evaluation from the patients' perspective.


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