Predictors of carpal tunnel syndrome: an 11-year study of industrial workers.

  title={Predictors of carpal tunnel syndrome: an 11-year study of industrial workers.},
  author={Peter A Nathan and Kenneth D Meadows and Joseph A. Istvan},
  journal={The Journal of hand surgery},
  volume={27 4},
In 1984 we initiated a study of factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in industrial workers by using a case definition based on both symptoms and electrophysiologic findings. Medical history, lifestyle factors, and symptoms were assessed by interview, and electrodiagnostic studies were used to measure median nerve function. Job tasks were classified by both interview and direct observation of work activities. Follow-up evaluations were conducted in 1989 and 1994-1995. The… CONTINUE READING


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