Year 2019, Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 673 - 677 2019-07-04

Examination of surgical and conservative treatment effects on depression of patients with moderate carpal tunnel syndrome

Kenan Güvenç [1] , Mustafa Kemal İlik [2] , Faik İlik [3] , Murat Gönen [4] , Fatih Kayhan [5]

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Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the outcomes of conservative and surgical treatments of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome as well as the effects of these two treatment options on depressive symptoms of these patients.

Methods: A case-control study carried out from June 2015 to Fabruary 2016 and 111 moderate moderate carpal tunnel syndrome patients were included in the study whose diagnosis was confirmed by electroneuromyography (ENMG). The 78 of the patients had surgical treatment and 33 of them, who did not accept the surgery, received steroids via injection and splinting technique was performed for 8 weeks. Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, quick disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand score and Beck Depression Invertory scales were applied six months before and after treatments.

Results: It was detected that pain functional assessment scores and Beck depression scores significantly recovered the disease in patients who had surgical treatment compared to ones who had the conservative treatment.

Conclusions: It can be concluded that surgical treatment plays a more active role in the recovery of depressive symptoms in patients with moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. 

Carpal tunnel syndrome, surgical, conservative, depression
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Original Articles

Orcid: 0000-0002-1742-3953
Author: Kenan Güvenç (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Orthopedics, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-5221-5415
Author: Mustafa Kemal İlik
Institution: Department of Neurosurgery, Farabi Hospital, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-4889-1653
Author: Faik İlik
Institution: Department of Neurology, Konya Medicana Hospital, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0002-3718-9519
Author: Murat Gönen
Institution: Department of Neurology, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-0659-8640
Author: Fatih Kayhan
Institution: Consultant Psychiatrist, Soul Psychiatry Private Practice, Konya, Turkey
Country: Turkey


Publication Date: July 4, 2019

EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Examination of surgical and conservative treatment effects on depression of patients with moderate carpal tunnel syndrome %A Kenan Güvenç , Mustafa Kemal İlik , Faik İlik , Murat Gönen , Fatih Kayhan %T Examination of surgical and conservative treatment effects on depression of patients with moderate carpal tunnel syndrome %D 2019 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 5 %N 4 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.414363 %U 10.18621/eurj.414363