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August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2)

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

A systematic review and meta-analysis finds that ‘minimally invasive surgery’ results in faster return to work (RTW) than open carpal tunnel release, with a mean difference of seven days. Fifteen randomised controlled trials were included, covering 1,512 patients; however, the meta-analysis is only based on four of the studies owing to insufficient data in the others. An inconsistency in the way RTW is measured is noted.

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2011; online first: doi: 10.1007/s10926-011-9310-8

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2) pp42