Carpal tunnel syndrome: a practical review.

  title={Carpal tunnel syndrome: a practical review.},
  author={Richard T Katz},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={1371-9, 1385-6}
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common focal entrapment syndrome. Forceful repetitive activity and vibration may be important workplace risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. Although systematic study has suggested that carpal tunnel syndrome is work-related, no clear "dose-response" curve has been found between the amount or severity of work and the incidence or severity of the syndrome. Nocturnal pain is a hallmark of the syndrome, and Phalen's test, the carpal compression test and the… CONTINUE READING

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