Table 1: The score of Boston carpal tunnel.
A. Symptoms severity scale (SSS).


Q1
Night pain severity
Q2
Wake up by pain
Q3 Daytime pain severity Q4 Daytime pain frequency Q5
Pain episode duration
Q6 Numbness severity Q7 Weakness severity Q8
Tingle severity
Q9
Night numbness
Q10
Wake up by numbness
Q11
Key or pen holding
Mean
SSS
Pre-op 3.31±1.59 4.51±1.20 2.89±1.43 2.98±1.37 3.11±1.53 3.64±1.60 1.91±1.47 2.42±1.64 3.93±1.30 3.76±1.48 2.07±1.42 3.14±0.84
Post-op 1m 1.13±0.41 1.04±1.20 1.20±0.46 1.47±0.99 1.40±0.99 1.36±0.57 1.20±0.59 1.11±0.53 1.38±0.32 1.11±0.32 1.04±0.30 1.22±0.81
Post-op 6m 1.07±0.33 1.04±0.30 1.07±0.25 1.09±0.29 1.31±0.87 1.31±0.56 1.49±0.87 1.00±0.00 1.42±0.58 1.18±0.39 1.09±0.60 1.19±0.30

† p < 0.01; ‡ p < 0.001. None of the p-value for the postoperative data without sign ‡ was less than 0.01 as comparison to the preoperative data of the same item (Q1 to Q11).

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