:: Volume 7, Issue 3 (7-2018) ::
wjps 2018, 7(3): 332-336 Back to browse issues page
Tendon Harvest for Treatment of Radial Nerve Palsy Using Endoscopic Technique
Mohammad-Reza Akhoondinasab, Sharyar Sadeghi, Iraj Mirzaii-Dizgah
Aja University of Medical Sciences
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BACKGROUND
Endoscopic method for many surgeries with minimal access is proposed to be effective for preventing the excessive scar formation, reducing pain, cosmesis, and the early return to work. Surgical outcomes of endoscopic and open methods for tendon harvest in treatment of radial nerve palsy were evaluated.
METHODS
In a randomized single-blind clinical trial study, 10 patients with radial nerve palsy who referred to the Plastic Surgery Department of the Fatimah Zahra Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran were divided into two equal groups. Flexor carpi radialis (FCR), flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU) and the palmaris longus (PL) tendons were harvested by endoscopic or open techniques. The outcomes (tendon harvest time, rate of post-surgical pain, amount of pain medication, patient satisfaction, amount of scar, and length of scar) are measured. 
RESULTS
There was no significant difference in time of surgery between two methods. Vancouver scar scale, cosmetic satisfaction, severity of postoperative pain and also drugs for pain relief after tendon harvest surgery were significantly lower in endoscopic method than open method.
CONCLUSION
Regarding the low invasiveness, high satisfaction rate of patients, low pain severity, low scar and the little need for opiate to reduce pain in the endoscopic method, endoscopic tendon harvest technique for radial nerve palsy seems to have priority over open method.
Keywords: Endoscopic technique, Tendon harvest, Radial nerve palsy
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2017/08/12 | Accepted: 2018/11/2 | Published: 2018/11/2



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