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What nerve is the most affected in carpal tunnel?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Median nerve

The median nerve is the nerve involved in CTS.

In brief: Median nerve

The median nerve is the nerve involved in CTS.
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Median

The median nerve is the only nerve affected in carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Median

The median nerve is the only nerve affected in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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