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ISRN Neurology
Volume 2013, Article ID 721830, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/721830
Clinical Study

A Retrospective Comparison of Conventional versus Transverse Mini-Incision Technique for Carpal Tunnel Release

1Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Yıl University, Van, Turkey
2Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey
3Derince Teaching and Searching Hospital, Kocaeli, Turkey
4Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Bozok University, Yozgat, Turkey

Received 8 October 2013; Accepted 19 November 2013

Academic Editors: W. Lüdemann and P. Marchettini

Copyright © 2013 İsmail Gülşen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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