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Unformatted text preview: swelling of or fluid retention by the contents of the tunnel can cause CTS. Possible causes include:- Hormonal changes Obesity Diabetes mellitus Rheumatoid arthritis Acromegaly Hypothyroidism Renal failure Alcoholism Amyloidosis Paget's disease Repetitive strain from typing Use of vibrating power tools Pregnancy Epidemiology Carpal tunnel syndrome can affect anyone. In the UK, roughly 1 out of 20 people will suffer with CTS at some point in their life. Caucasians have a greater risk of developing CTS compared with other ethnicities. Women suffer more from CTS than men, with a ratio of 3:1 between the ages of 4560 years. Only 10% of CTS cases are younger than 30 years....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10