The relationship between body mass index and the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Werner1994TheRB,
  title={The relationship between body mass index and the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Robert A. Werner and James W. Albers and Alfred Franzblau and Thomas J. Armstrong},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={1994},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={632-6}
}
Increased weight and, more recently, body mass index (BMI), have been suggested as risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In an effort to determine the relative risk (RR) of obesity in the development of CTS, 949 patients who had an evaluation of the right upper extremity that included motor and sensory conduction studies of the median and ulnar nerves were reviewed. Of these patients, 261 were diagnosed with a median mononeuropathy at the wrist. Those individuals who were classified as… CONTINUE READING

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