What is the role of physical exam in the evaluation 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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Clinical examination is important to rule out other neurologic and musculoskeletal diagnoses; however, the examination often contributes little to the confirmation of the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

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