carpal tunnel syndrome


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carpal tunnel syndrome

n.
A condition characterized by pain and numbing or tingling sensations in the hand and caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at the wrist.

carpal tunnel syndrome

n
(Pathology) a condition characterized by pain and tingling in the fingers, caused by pressure on a nerve as it passes under the ligament situated across the front of the wrist

car′pal tun′nel syn`drome


n.
a disorder of the hand characterized by pain, weakness, and numbness in the thumb and other fingers, caused by an inflamed ligament that presses on a nerve in the wrist.

carpal tunnel syndrome

Pain, numbness, or tingling in the hand, caused by compression of a nerve in the wrist. The syndrome is usually caused by excessive repetition of specific motions of the wrist and fingers, such as typing at a computer keyboard.

carpal tunnel syndrome

- Describes a compression of a nerve over the carpal bones (eight small bones of the wrist) through a passage (tunnel) at the front of the wrist.
See also related terms for nerve.

carpal tunnel syndrome

A condition characterized by pain and tingling, or numbness, in the thumb and fingers. It can affect either or both hands. The cause is unknown, although it is known to result from pressure on the median nerve in the wrist.
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Noun1.carpal tunnel syndrome - a painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness
nerve entrapment - repeated and long-term nerve compression (usually in nerves near joints that are subject to inflammation or swelling)
Translations

carpal tunnel syndrome

n (Med) → Karpaltunnelsyndrom nt

car·pal tun·nel syn·drome

[MIM*115430]
n. síndrome del túnel carpiano, manifestado por dolor en la mano localizado en la media del nervio del túnel carpiano.
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It's quite similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, but the problem originates further back up the arm, in the ulnar nerve.
Pitfalls in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome. Eur J Pediatr Surg 2002;12:67-70.
Carpal tunnel syndrome also affects overall health status, both in its physical and mental components [31].
If you suspect carpal tunnel syndrome, this list of symptoms will help:
Conclusion: Ultrasound is an additional noninvasive modality for assessment of severity of carpal tunnel syndrome having results comparable to nerve conduction studies.
To compare ultrasonography and Nerve conduction studies in diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2009;17:389-96.
It can lead to weakness in hand muscles, multiple tendon inflammation (tenosynovitis) nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome & cubital tunnel syndrome) and chronic neck pain (Cervical spondylitis)," said Dr Ishwar Bohra, Sr.
(13) performed a study on 68 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and 39 controls and stated that the cross-sectional area of the median nerve of >9 [mm.sup.2] measured at the scaphoid-pisiform level is the optimal sonographic evaluation criterion in the ultrasonographic assessment for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Severe carpal tunnel syndrome potentially needing surgical treatment in a general population.
Besides, 67(61.5%) participants had carpal tunnel syndrome and 42(38.5%) did not have it.
The carpal tunnel syndrome in hypertensive patients treated with beta-blockers.