What are the demographic risk factors 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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Demographics

  • Increasing age

  • Female sex

  • Increased body mass index (BMI), especially a recent increase

  • Square-shaped wrist

  • Short stature

  • Dominant hand

  • Race (white)


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