Complications of the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

Hand Clin. 1994 Feb;10(1):63-71.


Release of the transverse carpal ligament is commonly performed and highly successful in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome; however, complications do occur and may be broadly classified as errors in diagnosis and surgical technique. Complications range from incomplete division of the transverse carpal ligament to adherence of the flexor tendons. Awareness of possible coexistent diagnoses and treatment complications is important in avoiding and managing complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / etiology
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / surgery*
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Ligaments, Articular / pathology
  • Ligaments, Articular / surgery*
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Tendons / pathology
  • Tissue Adhesions
  • Treatment Failure