Which factors increase the risk for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Nigel L Ashworth, MBChB, MSc, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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The risk of development of CTS appears to be associated, at least in part, with a number of different epidemiologic factors, including genetic, medical, social, vocational, avocational, and demographic. [20] A complex interaction probably exists between some or all these factors, eventually leading to the development of CTS. Definite causative factors, however, are far from clear.

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