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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Michael Benatar

Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a clinical disorder caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The diagnosis can be made with confidence in patients with the typical clinical and electrodiagnostic features. It is the most common entrapment neuropathy with a cumulative lifetime incidence of approximately 8%. As a common cause of pain and functional impairment of the hand, it represents a significant cause of morbidity in the general population.

Keywords

Median Nerve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal Tunnel Steroid Injection Carpal Tunnel Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Benatar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyEmory University School of MedicineAtlanta

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