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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reported the presence of the PCBMN in all 25 dissected hands, of which 3 could be endangered by a carpal tunnel release incision.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy that develops due to the compression of the median nerve in the wrist beneath the transverse carpal ligament while passing through the carpal tunnel.
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compressive neuropathy of the upper extremity with an estimated prevalence of 3%-6% of the general population (1,2,3).
(4) Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is discussed in some detail as an illustration.
It has been suggested in medical literature that the postoperative course after carpal tunnel syndrome surgery is seldom complicated by severe postoperative pain (10-13).
Data concerning entrapment neuropathies associated with gout generally involve carpal tunnel syndrome.
The COL5A1 gene is associated with increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.
With an estimated prevalence of 1-5% in the general population, the carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is considered to be the most common form of peripheral nerve entrapment neuropathy, representing a significant driver of workers' compensation costs, lost time, lost productivity and disability [1-3].
In the article titled "Revision of Carpal Tunnel Release due to Palmaris Longus Profundus" [1], the first and last names of all the authors were reversed.
This also applies to people with more physically demanding jobs such as construction workers, movers and delivery service workers who are at a higher risk of the condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Patent 10,335,189 which covers the technology underlying PAVmed's CarpX minimally invasive device developed to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.