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carpal tunnel syndrome in children

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not common: In all my years of practice i never saw a child or teenager with cts. It can happen with wrist fractures but have never seen. Also a tendon sheath inf ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Yes younger patients can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically if a teenager has cts there is a genetic predisposition and the parents and or other si ... Read More
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
40 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes but very rare: Yes it's possible but very rare in my experience in children <16.

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, it is not genetic. It is caused by repetitive stress from certain activities or occupations.
Dr. Daniel Lee
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, carpal tunnel syndrome is not a genetic condition. It is caused typically by repetitive motion of the wrist.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
21 years experience Neurosurgery
Anyone: Anyone with repetitive motions across the wrist (most of us) can develops this syndrome.
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Dr. Steven Arbit
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
If you have a hand..: Anyone with a hand can get carpal tunnel syndrome. Certainly pregnant women, diabetics, hypothyroid patients and people who do a lot of hand intensiv ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Susceptable: Carpal tunnel affects a wide range of patients. Its more common in females and generally affects patients 18 years and older.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Nerve compression: Carpal tunnel syndrome is median nerve compression in the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm. Increased pressure in the confined space of the carpa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nerve compression.: Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is compression of the median nerve at the wrist. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and ring fi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
History and physical: Usually one can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome just by doing a good history and physical. People complain of numbness and tingling and/or weakness i ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adler
39 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Carpal tunnel is a condition in the wrist where a nerve (the median nerve) is "pinched" by tendons that surround it as it travels through an area in t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Median nerve: Compression of the median nerve at the base of the palm in canal bound by bone and the traverse carpal ligament. Swelling in the canal increases press ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
No.: No. It is a local nerve compression problem of the median nerve.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Arbit
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Numbness: The most common symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness or tingling on the palmar surface of your hand on the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of th ... Read More
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