Reduced movement of median nerve in carpal tunnel during wrist flexion in patients with non-specific arm pain

Lancet. 1999 Jul 17;354(9174):217-8. doi: 10.1016/s0140-6736(99)02958-x.


Magnetic resonance scans on patients with non-specific arm pain (repetitive strain injury) show reduced median-nerve movement in the carpal tunnel, suggesting that this common condition may involve nerve entrapment.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Median Nerve*
  • Pain
  • Pliability
  • Wrist / physiology*