What is the role of hand usage in the etiology 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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Note that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is associated with many different factors. [26] In particular, the more the hand and wrist are used, the greater the symptoms. This observation does not necessarily mean that using the hand and wrist causes the syndrome or that more median nerve damage ensues. Association should not be assumed to signify causation.

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