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What is the difference between carpel tunnel syndrome and tenosynivitis?

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Dr. Alex Meyers
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Carpal tunnel synd

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be the result of tenosynovitis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed by pressure builds up in the carpal canal at the wrist. The median nerve is surrounded by nine flexor tendons to the fingers. The flexor tendons and the sheath that surrounds them (tenosynovium) can become inflamed leading to a tenosynovitis. This builds pressure within the carpal canal.

In brief: Carpal tunnel synd

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be the result of tenosynovitis.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is when the median nerve is compressed by pressure builds up in the carpal canal at the wrist. The median nerve is surrounded by nine flexor tendons to the fingers. The flexor tendons and the sheath that surrounds them (tenosynovium) can become inflamed leading to a tenosynovitis. This builds pressure within the carpal canal.
Dr. Alex Meyers
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Tenosynovitis is an

Inflammation of the sheath or covering of a tendon while carpal tunnel syndrome is a pinching or compression of the median nerve which travels through the wrist or carpal region leading to pain, numbess, tingling &/or weakness in the hand.
This can be caused by several mechanisms including a tenosynovitis of the tendons that travel along with the median nerve within the carpal tunnel region.

In brief: Tenosynovitis is an

Inflammation of the sheath or covering of a tendon while carpal tunnel syndrome is a pinching or compression of the median nerve which travels through the wrist or carpal region leading to pain, numbess, tingling &/or weakness in the hand.
This can be caused by several mechanisms including a tenosynovitis of the tendons that travel along with the median nerve within the carpal tunnel region.
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