Diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of the carpal tunnel syndrome: a review

Neurol Sci. 2010 Jun;31(3):243-52. doi: 10.1007/s10072-009-0213-9. Epub 2010 Feb 10.


The carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressive neuropathy with high incidence rates, and its correct diagnosis, treatment and follow-up may lead to significant benefits in healthcare, social and economic terms. In this review, based on systematic review databases and guidelines, we summarise the appropriate indications for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up, accompanied, whenever possible, by the levels of evidence and strength of recommendations.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / diagnosis*
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome / therapy*
  • Humans