Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Risk Factors, Symptoms and Treatment Options

Morton Ledford (Editor)

Series: Neuroscience Research Progress
BISAC: MED056000

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive focal neuropathy of the upper limb. Patients usually have symptoms of numbness, and weakness in the hand, with or without the wrist pain, which may radiate up to the forearm, resulting from compression of the median nerve at the wrist beneath the transverse carpal ligament. The diagnosis is mostly clinical and electrodiagnostic studies are usually performed to confirm the diagnosis and to grade the severity.

The most important risk factor for CTS recognized over the years is environmental including repetitive movements of wrist or prolonged positioning of the wrist in extreme flexion or extension position and exposure to vibration. Besides the environmental factors, compression of the nerve can be due to external compression such as a tumor or osteoarthritic changes. Other medical factors that affect the volume of the tunnel also are important risk factors. Treatment of CTS falls under two categories: conservative or surgical. The objective of this book is to provide an overview of carpal tunnel syndrome with emphasis on the risk factors, clinical symptoms and evidence-based overview of treatments options for this common and disabling condition. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Chapter 1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: An Overview
Divisha Raheja, M.D. and Aiesha Ahmed, M.D. (Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Hershey, PA, USA)

Chapter 2. Carpal Tunnel Release Using the MANOS CTR System
Bruce McCormack, M.D. (Clinical Faculty, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA)

Chapter 3. Quantification of Behavioral Consequences of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Insights from Biomechanical Analysis of Grasping and Manipulation
Wei Zhang (Department of Physical Therapy, College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY, USA) and Marco Santello (School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA)
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Chapter 4. Assessment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Overview of Clinical Tests
Carla Vanti, PT, OMT, MSc and Paolo Pillastrini, PT, MSc (Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (DIBINEM), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 5. Patient Evaluation Measure and Michigan Hand Outcome Measure
Wasim S. Khan, Ph.D. (University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, UK) and Mark A. Ravenscroft, FRCS (Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK)

Chapter 6. The Manchester-Modified Dash Questionnaire
Wasim S. Khan, Ph.D. (University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, UK) and Mark A. Ravenscroft, FRCS (Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK)

Chapter 7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Epidemiology and Risk Factors
Sergio Gennaro, M.D., Pietro Fiaschi, M.D. and Paolo Merciadri, M.D. (Department of Neurosurgery, San Martino - IST University Hospital (IRCCS), Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 8. Patient Reported Outcome Measures in Hand Surgery
Wasim S. Khan, Ph.D. (University College London Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London, UK) and Mark A. Ravenscroft, FRCS (Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK)

Chapter 9. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Carpal Tunnel Release – Mini-Open Technique
Sergio Gennaro, M.D., Pietro Fiaschi, M.D. and Paolo Merciadri, M.D. (Department of Neurosurgery, San Martino - IST University Hospital (IRCCS), Genoa, Italy)

Chapter 10. Understanding Median Nerve Entrapment at the Wrist: Surgeon's Perspective of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Moon Seok Kim and Jae Taek Hong (Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Korea, St. Vincent’s Hospital, Suwon, South Korea)

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