Long-term results of carpal tunnel and trigger finger releases in a patient with Hurler syndrome

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Abstract

Case: Prior to the emergence of bone marrow transplantation as a treatment for Hurler syndrome, most individuals with this syndrome did not survive into their teenage years. We describe a twenty-three-year-old patient with Hurler syndrome who had been treated with bone marrow transplantation; we focus on the presentation and treatment of the associated carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger digits. After initial trigger digit release and revision bilateral carpal tunnel release with a tenosynovectomy, he maintained symptom-free hand function. Conclusion: Surgical treatment of median nerve compression and trigger digits due to Hurler syndrome is effective in the long term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere27
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 28 2015

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