What are the racial predilections of 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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Whites are probably at highest risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The syndrome appears to be very rare in some racial groups (eg, nonwhite South Africans). [23] In North America, white US Navy personnel have CTS at a rate 2-3 times that of black personnel. [24]


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