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What is the frequency of the carpal tunnel syndrome?
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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: Very common
It is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, and will affect approximately 5% of the population at some point in their lifetime.
In fact, one autopsy study on people without any history of hand symptoms whatsoever, found that almost all of them had some degree of nerve damage in the carpal tunnel.

In brief: Very common
It is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, and will affect approximately 5% of the population at some point in their lifetime.
In fact, one autopsy study on people without any history of hand symptoms whatsoever, found that almost all of them had some degree of nerve damage in the carpal tunnel.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. Todd Siff
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: 5%
It is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, and will affect approximately 5% of the population at some point in their lifetime.

In brief: 5%
It is the most common peripheral entrapment neuropathy, and will affect approximately 5% of the population at some point in their lifetime.
Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff
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Dr. Jeremy Bland
Neuromuscular Medicine
In brief: 1/1000 per year
In our area we get 67 new cases per 100,000 people in men and 137/100,000 in women.
Exact estimates depend on how you define CTS. A Swedish study of 'physician diagnosed' CTS arrived at figures of 182/100,000 in men and 428/100,000 in women - more than double our rates. Our figures are cases confirmed by nerve conduction studies.

In brief: 1/1000 per year
In our area we get 67 new cases per 100,000 people in men and 137/100,000 in women.
Exact estimates depend on how you define CTS. A Swedish study of 'physician diagnosed' CTS arrived at figures of 182/100,000 in men and 428/100,000 in women - more than double our rates. Our figures are cases confirmed by nerve conduction studies.
Dr. Jeremy Bland
Dr. Jeremy Bland
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Carpal tunnel
Carpal tunnel is a fairly common condition.
Numbness and tingling in the hands especially the thumb and index and middle finger. Diabetes and work related trauma often increase the frequency of cts.

In brief: Carpal tunnel
Carpal tunnel is a fairly common condition.
Numbness and tingling in the hands especially the thumb and index and middle finger. Diabetes and work related trauma often increase the frequency of cts.
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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