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עמוד בית
Sun, 21.07.24

REVIEW

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 7, July 2023
pages: 507-510

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

1 Department of Hand Surgery, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel 2 Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a collection of symptoms and signs caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Symptoms include paresthesia and/or numbness in the median nerve distribution, aching in the thenar eminence, and weakness at later stages. CTS is the most common entrapment neuropathy with a prevalence of 1–5%, and even higher among females, manual workers, and the elderly. Therefore, many patients with signs and symptoms of CTS refer to their primary care physician who should recognize, diagnose, and provide initial treatment.

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