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Carpal tunnel syndrome: a review of the recent literature.

Ibrahim, I; Khan, WS; Goddard, N; Smitham, P; (2012) Carpal tunnel syndrome: a review of the recent literature. Open Orthop J , 6 pp. 69-76. 10.2174/1874325001206010069. Gold open access

Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: Carpal tunnel syndrome: a review of the recent literature.
Location: United Arab Emirates
Open access status: An open access publication
DOI: 10.2174/1874325001206010069
Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome, diagnosis., entrapment neuropathy, median nerve, pathophysiology
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Targeted Intervention
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1345840
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