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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Introduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome

Description of Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (medical condition): Hand or wrist problems; often from repetitive motion...more »

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Carpal tunnel syndrome: a disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel (where the nerve passes through the wrist); characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hand.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: entrapment of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the carpal bones; this syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma, wrist injuries, amyloid neuropathies, rheumatoid arthritis, acromegaly, pregnancy, and other conditions; symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally; impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45).
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Rare Disease

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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Carpal tunnel syndrome as a "rare disease".

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Carpal tunnel syndrome as a Disease

Carpal tunnel syndrome (medical condition): See Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (disease information).
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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Related Diseases

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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Article Excerpts

NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tendons or ligaments in the wrist become enlarged, often from inflammation, after being ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tendons in the wrist become inflamed after being aggravated. Tendons can become... (Source: excerpt from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: NWHIC)

NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tendons or ligaments in the wrist become enlarged, often from inflammation, after being ... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when tendons in the wrist become inflamed after being aggravated. Tendons can become... (Source: excerpt from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: NWHIC)

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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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Terms associated with Carpal tunnel syndrome:

Terms Similar to Carpal tunnel syndrome:

  • Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
  • Entrapment Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel

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Broader terms for Carpal tunnel syndrome

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The term Carpal tunnel syndrome can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Carpal tunnel syndrome

The following list attempts to classify Carpal tunnel syndrome into categories where each line is subset of the next.

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