Table 2: Demographic data of the patients.

Total patients/ hands
   Included patients/ hands
   Dominant site
   Non-dominant site
   Bilateral lesions
87 / 110
39 / 55
   24
   16
   15
Gender
   Male
   Female

6
33
Age (years)
   <60yrs
   >60yrs
50.6 ± 10.54
33
6
Occupation
   Heavy work
   Light work
   House chore
   Retired

1
4
17
17
Duration of symptoms
   <1 year
   1~5 years
   >5 years

31
4
4
BMI (kg/m2)
   < 23 normal
   23-25 overweight
   > 25 obese
27.1 ± 6.4
4
13
22
ASA
   1
   2
   > 3

31
8
0
Anesthesia method
   Local anesthesia
   General anesthesia

22
17

BMI: Body mass index, body weight divided by square of body height.
ASA: ASA physical status class.

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