Carpal tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome - Learning Issue: Carpal Tunnel...

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Learning Issue: Carpal Tunnel Name: Michael Holmes efinition Is entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist, and is the most common neuropathy in the upper extremity. Any condition that reduces the size or space of the carpal tunnel can cause compression of the median nerve, resulting in paresthesia, pain and sometimes paralysis. Common precipitating conditions include tenosynovitis of the adjacent flexor tendons, tumors, pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, and thyroid dysfunctions Factors Most commonly affects middle-aged, pregnant women, and repetitive overuse. ifferential Arthritis of CMC joint of the thumb Cervical radiculopathy affecting C6 nerve Diabetes Mellitus Flexor carpi radialis tenosynovitis Hypothyroidism Median nerve compression at elbow Ulnar neuropathy Volar radial ganglion Wrist arthritis gns and Symptom Vague aching that reports into the thenar area Aching mat also be perceived in the proximal forearm, and occasionally extend into the shoulder
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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