Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Review of the Recent Literature
I Ibrahim*, 1, W.S Khan1, N Goddard2, P Smitham1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
Issue: Suppl 1
First Page: 69
Last Page: 76
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-6-69
Article History:Received Date: 25/9/2011
Revision Received Date: 27/10/2011
Acceptance Date: 28/10/2011
Electronic publication date: 23/2/2012
Collection year: 2012
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) remains a puzzling and disabling condition present in 3.8% of the general population. CTS is the most well-known and frequent form of median nerve entrapment, and accounts for 90% of all entrapment neuropathies. This review aims to provide an overview of this common condition, with an emphasis on the pathophysiology involved in CTS. The clinical presentation and risk factors associated with CTS are discussed in this paper. Also, the various methods of diagnosis are explored; including nerve conduction studies, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.