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Can an orthopedic dr diagnose carpal tunnel. who does the conduction study.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Hand Orthopedics: Yes, the hand doctors and their clinics manage this very common condition.
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Yes, an orthopedic surgeon can diagnose probable carpal tunnel syndrome. This can be confirmed and quantified by a nerve conduction study usually performed by a neurologist.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Yes, neurologist: An orthopaedic surgeon can diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome(cts). Those patients with numbness/tingling in the thumb, index, long and 1/2 of the ring fingers and night pain don't usually need a conduction study. However, if there is any question about the diagnosis, an emg/ncv study can be performed by a neurologist of physiatrist. A board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon can provide treatment.

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