12 May 1995 Treatment of repetitive use carpal tunnel syndrome
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In 1990, a randomized, double-blind study was initiated to evaluate the use of an eight-point conservative treatment program in carpal tunnel syndrome. A total of 160 patients were delineated with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. These patients were then divided into two groups. Both groups were subjected to an ergonomically correct eight-point work modification program. A counterfeit low level laser therapy unit was utilized in Group A, while an actual low level laser therapy unit was utilized in Group B. The difference between Groups A and B was statistically significant in terms of return to work, conduction study improvement, and certain range of motion and strength studies.
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Chadwick F. Smith, Chadwick F. Smith, C. Thomas Vangsness, C. Thomas Vangsness, Thomas Anderson, Thomas Anderson, Wayne Good, Wayne Good, } "Treatment of repetitive use carpal tunnel syndrome", Proc. SPIE 2395, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems V, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209064; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209064
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