In the Clinic. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

  title={In the Clinic. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.},
  author={Kleopas A Kleopa},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={163 5},
Compressive median neuropathy at the wrist, also known as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), is the most common entrapment neuropathy, accounting for about 90% of all such disorders. It is estimated to occur in up to 3.8% of the general population with a yearly incidence rate of 276:100 000 (1, 2). Various occupational and personal factors predispose to CTS, including age, sex, and obesity. In the working population, it is a disabling and costly condition, representing a major cause of lost workdays… CONTINUE READING

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