SA Orthopaedic Journal
versión On-line ISSN 2309-8309
We reviewed 28 patients who had had tarsal tunnel syndrome diagnosed clinically and with the aid of nerve conduction studies over the last five years. The aim was to establish if a positive nerve conduction study was an indicator of a good postoperative result. We found that in general less than 50% of all patients were satisfied with the procedure and a positive nerve conduction study did not predict a good post-surgical outcome. We advise that surgery for tarsal tunnel syndrome even with positive nerve conduction studies be undertaken as a last resort, and patients be informed of the potential of a poor outcome after surgery.