Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy: indications for early surgery.

  title={Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy: indications for early surgery.},
  author={Shalom Stahl and Zeev Blumenfeld and David Yarnitsky},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={136 1-2},
The incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome is increased during pregnancy. The common conventional therapeutic approach is conservative, as symptoms usually abate after delivery. We describe our experience with 65 hands (50 patients), who were treated initially by a conservative approach and later, when required, surgically. We found that all patients who (i) had either started having CTS symptoms during the first two trimesters or had previous history of CTS symptoms; and (ii) had both a positive… CONTINUE READING