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A new tool for mini-open carpal tunnel release-the PSU retractor

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/9/126/abstract

Mini-open carpal tunnel release using Senn retractor has been increasingly popular for treatment of carpal tunnel surgery. The main advantages are shortening the recovery and return-to-work time. However, the risk of neurovascular injury still remains worrisome.
In this study, we developed a new retractor (herein called the PSU retractor) modified from...
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Associations of cardiovascular risk factors, carotid intima-media thickness and manifest atherosclerotic vascular disease with carpal tunnel syndrome

Location: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2474/12/80/abstract

The role of atherosclerosis in carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) has not previously been addressed in population studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of cardiovascular risk factors, carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), and clinical atherosclerotic diseases with CTS.
Conclusions Our findings suggest an association between CTS and cardiovascular...
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Bilateral median and ulnar neuropathy at the wrist in a parquet floorer

Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1128189/

Many cases of work related compression neuropathy of the ulnar and median nerves at the wrist have been described. This report presents a case of bilateral distal neuropathy of the median and ulnar nerves in a parquet floorer, who laid wooden block flooring by hand and used the palms and...
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Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndromes Referral Guidelines MAMC

Location: http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/referral/guidelines/ortho_carpal.htm

Madison Army Medical Center Referral Guidelines. Carpal and Cubital Tunnel (Neuropathic Entrapment) Syndromes Pain, loss of strength or sensory changes (paresthesias) in the distribution of the median or ulnar nerves not associated with neck pain.
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Slideshow Medscape

Location: http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/carpal-tunnel-syndrome

Collection of illustrations of the clinical features and investigation of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lars Grimm, MD, MHS & David A. Fuller, MD
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome eMedicine Emergency

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/809777-overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a compressive neuropathy of the median nerve at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is located at the base of the palm and is bounded on 3 sides by carpal bones and anteriorly by the transverse carpal ligament. Inside run the median nerve, flexor tendons, and...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome eMedicine Orthopedics

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1243192-overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly diagnosed and treated entrapment neuropathy. The syndrome is characterized by pain, paresthesia, and weakness in the median nerve distribution of the hand. Surgical and nonsurgical treatments exist that can produce excellent outcomes for patients.
Synonyms and related keywords: CTS, median nerve compression...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome eMedicine PMR

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/327330-overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a collection of characteristic symptoms and signs that occurs following entrapment of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Usual symptoms include numbness, paresthesias, and pain in the median nerve distribution. These symptoms may or may not be accompanied by objective changes in sensation and...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome eMedicine Radiolog

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/388525-overview

Carpal tunnel syndrome CTS is defined as the impairment of motor and/or sensory function of the median nerve as it traverses through the carpal tunnel. It is caused either by intrinsic swelling of the median nerve or by extrinsic compression of the median nerve by one of the many surrounding...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Wheeless

Location: http://www.wheelessonline.com/ortho/carpal_tunnel_syndrome_1


- median nerve compression syndrome at the wrist;
- most common form of nerve entrapment;
- first described by Paget;
- references: The First Description of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. James Paget FRS
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Concomitant presentation of carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger

Location: http://www.jbppni.com/content/pdf/1749-7221-4-13.pdf

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and trigger finger (TF) are common conditions that may occur in the same patient. The etiology of most cases is unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of concomitant occurrence of these two conditions at presentation and to compare the concomitant occurrence...
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Is surgical intervention more effective than non-surgical treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome

Location: http://www.josr-online.com/content/6/1/17

Conclusion: Both surgical and conservative interventions had treatment benefit in carpal tunnel syndrome. Surgical treatment has a superior benefit, in symptoms and function, at six and twelve months. Patient underwent surgical release were two times more likely to have normal nerve conduction studies but also had complication and side effects...
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Steroid Injection Carpal Tunnel - Treatment and Medication eMedicine Clinical Procedures

Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/103333-treatment

Technique of cortisone injection for carpal tunnel syndrome in the absence of a Palmaris longus tendon.
Steroid Injection, Carpal Tunnel: Treatment & Medication Author: Zita Konik, MD, Jeffrey S Peterson, MD, Updated: Nov 18, 2009
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VuMedi Webinars on Carpal Tunnel Release

Location: http://www.vumedi.com/videos?pr=Carpal Tunnel Release

Free registration for webinars on surgery for carpal tunnel release - Open Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel release
  • Robotic Carpal Tunnel Release
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