The expression of estrogen receptors in the tenosynovium of postmenopausal women with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Kim2010TheEO,
  title={The expression of estrogen receptors in the tenosynovium of postmenopausal women with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Jae Kwang Kim and Hoo Jae Hann and Mi Jin Kim and Jeong Suh Kim},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={
          1469-74
        }
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate estrogen receptor (ER) expression in tenosynovial tissues of postmenopausal woman with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to determine whether estrogen contributes to the pathogenesis of this condition. Biopsy samples of tenosynovial tissues were collected from 14 postmenopausal women (mean age; 57, range; 46-69 years) undergoing surgery for idiopathic CTS, and control specimens of tenosynovial tissue were collected from 6 postmenopausal women… CONTINUE READING
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