carpal tunnel

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carpal tunnel

n.
A passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the long tendons of the flexor muscles of the wrist and fingers pass.
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Noun1.carpal tunnel - a passageway in the wrist through which nerves and the flexor muscles of the hands pass
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
articulatio radiocarpea, carpus, radiocarpal joint, wrist, wrist joint - a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
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Among the reported reasons for symptom maintenance or recurrence after the release of carpal canal are insufficient release, fibrosis and painful scar tissue formation, palmar cutaneous nerve branch trapping, psychological and occupational factors [14, 2].
This case presented as a volar wrist ganglion, but it was located at the center of the wrist and extended to the mid-palm through the carpal canal.
Finally, in stage IV the lunate is seen to be sitting volar to the articular surface of the distal radius, often in the carpal canal.