Which medical conditions are associated with 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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Medical conditions

  • Wrist fracture (Colles)

  • Acute, severe flexion/extension injury of wrist

  • Space-occupying lesions within the carpal tunnel (eg, flexor tenosynovitis, ganglions, hemorrhage, aneurysms, anomalous muscles, various tumors, edema)

  • Thyroid disorders (usually myxedema)

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritides of the wrist

  • Recent menopause (including post-oophorectomy) [20]

  • Acromegaly

  • Amyloidosis

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