Because no studies comparing simultaneous versus staged procedures for open release were considered, there are no data to support concurrent or sequential bilateral open carpal tunnel releases. This does not constitute a mandate that bilateral simultaneous carpal tunnel releases should be performed endoscopically.
Implications of two versus one surgical experience such as two anesthetics, total analgesic consumption, costs of two OR and perioperative nursing unit visits were not addressed.
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