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The Negative Effect of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on Sleep Quality

Not much has been written specifically about evaluating sleep in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome but it is clearly a big problem.  It seems like about 7 out of 10 people seek treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome specifically because pain or numbness in their hands is keeping them awake at…

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Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR) is preferred over mini-open release. Despite the overwhelming advantage of endoscopic carpal tunnel release over open technique which involves much greater tissue injury, discomfort, and delay in return to work, there is still a controversy among many surgeons. Most of them…

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Candidates for Carpal Tunnel Surgery

Carpal tunnel release in patients with nerve conduction studies which are normal. There has been a little bit of a controversy over the years on who is a candidate for surgery of the carpal tunnel. Neurologists have frequently been misguided into thinking that a nerve conduction study is prognostic when,…

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Raynaud’s Syndrome

Is it related to carpal tunnel syndrome? Can the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome eliminate Raynaud’s? These are both good questions. They have been addressed by a few clinicians over the years with progressively better reviews. Raynaud’s phenomenon, constriction of the blood vessels in the hands, can be painful resulting…

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