The carpal tunnel syndrome is a bilateral disorder.

  title={The carpal tunnel syndrome is a bilateral disorder.},
  author={Ali Erdem Bagatur and Gazi Zorer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={83 5},
We studied, retrospectively, 131 patients who had undergone an open operation for the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in 229 hands. The symptoms were present on both sides in 59% of patients when first seen. Neurophysiological impairment of the median nerve was observed in 66% of the asymptomatic hands, and 73% of patients in this group developed symptoms of CTS after the opposite side had been operated on. Follow-up of patients with unilateral CTS showed that the subsequent development of disease… CONTINUE READING
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