Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: a health technology assessment

Risstad H, Elvsaas IKØ, Evensen LH, Hamidi V, Espeland AL, Hafstad EV, Berthelsen AL
Record ID 32018001067
Authors' objectives: The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has been commissioned by The National System for Managed Introduction of New Health Technologies, to carry out a Health Technology Assessment of decopression surgery in carpal tunnel syndrome. We will evaluate and summarize the effect and safety, and conduct a health economic evaluation of decompression surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome compared to non-surgical treatment. Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common nerve entrapment disorder. It is caused by compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Typical symptoms include numbness and tingling mainly in the thumb and radial fingers, aching and pain in the anterior wrist and arm. Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome is a well established and commonly applied treatment in the specialist health care system. In Norway, there is a regional variation in the provision of treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Project Status: Ongoing
Anticipated Publish Date: 2021
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Full HTA
Country: Norway
MeSH Terms
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Decompression, Surgical
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
Organisation Name: Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Contact Address: P.O. Box 222 Skoyen, N-0123, Oslo
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