Carpal tunnel syndrome

Postgrad Med. 1995 Jan;97(1):89-96. doi: 10.1080/00325481.1995.11945948.


Preview Data entry, bar-code scanning at a grocery store checkout, playing the drums-these are all activities that may precipitate carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common entrapment neuropathy. Beyond cessation of repetitive wrist motions, treatment options range from corticosteroid injection to surgical intervention. Which form of therapy is best for your patient? Which tests are most useful in clinical evaluation? The authors address these questions in this overview of diagnosis and treatment.