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What nerve is the most affected in carpal tunnel?
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Neurosurgery 21 years experience
Median nerve: The median nerve is compressed at the wrist in carpal tunnel syndrome. Typically, repetitive motion causes thickening of the transverse ligament (the roof of the carpal tunnel, where the median nerve enters the hand from the forearm). When the ligament is very overgrown, the median nerve compression can cause thumb, index, and middle finger numbness/tingling and even grip weakness.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
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Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Median nerve: The median nerve is the nerve involved in CTS.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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