Improving sensory function after carpal tunnel surgery (IMPACTS)

Carpal tunnel syndrome can cause hand disability which even after surgical decompression can persist. The study investigated whether a simple treatment called sensory relearning, which can be taught and practised at home, can improve the ability to feel and use the hand in everyday activities after surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome.

The statistical analyses showed that giving sensory relearning exercises did not significantly improve the feeling of the hand compared to those who did not receive any treatment (control group). 

The results of the study are published in The Journal of Hand Surgery here and a report for trial participants can be downloaded below.
Helen Sutherland,
17 Nov 2016, 06:58