Patient-reported outcome of surgical treatment of nerve entrapments in the proximal forearm
2011 (English)In: Advances in orthopedics, ISSN 2090-3472, Vol. 2011, 727689- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The outcome of decompression for long-standing symptoms of nerve entrapments in the proximal forearm was investigated in a retrospective study of 205 patients using a self-assessment questionnaire, 45 months after the operation. The questionnaire consisted of visual analogue scale recordings of pre- and postoperative pain during rest and activity, questions about remaining symptoms and appreciation of the result and the Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand form (DASH). Altogether, 59% of the patients were satisfied, 58% considered themselves improved, and 3% as being entirely relieved of all symptoms. Pain decreased significantly (P = 0.001). There was a significant correlation between preoperative duration and patient perceived post-operative pain. Preoperative pain was a chief complaint, and pain reduction appears to be the principal gain of the operation. Although the majority of the patients benefited from the operation, a substantial proportion was not satisfied. There is apparently room for improvement of the diagnostic and surgical methods applied in this study.
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Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2011. Vol. 2011, 727689- p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-72717DOI: 10.4061/2011/727689PubMedID: 21991420OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-72717DiVA: diva2:461767