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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)
Also Known As:
Median Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel; Carpal Tunnel Syndromes; Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel; Syndromes, Carpal Tunnel; Compression Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel; Entrapment Neuropathy, Carpal Tunnel
Networked: 977 relevant articles (77 outcomes, 158 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Neuralgia (Stump Neuralgia)
3. Amyloidosis
4. Rheumatoid Arthritis
5. Plantar Fasciitis

Experts

1. An, Kai-Nan: 9 articles (02/2015 - 11/2004)
2. Amadio, Peter C: 9 articles (02/2015 - 11/2004)
3. Zhao, Chunfeng: 9 articles (02/2015 - 11/2004)
4. Rossi, Alessandro: 5 articles (04/2014 - 12/2008)
5. Ginanneschi, Federica: 5 articles (04/2014 - 12/2008)
6. Mondelli, Mauro: 5 articles (10/2012 - 01/2004)
7. Sekijima, Yoshiki: 4 articles (11/2014 - 06/2008)
8. Ikeda, Shu-ichi: 4 articles (11/2014 - 03/2003)
9. Tojo, Kana: 4 articles (11/2014 - 06/2008)
10. Tok, Fatih: 4 articles (11/2013 - 04/2011)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
1. gabapentin (Neurontin)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Vitamin B 6IBA
3. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)IBA
4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)FDA LinkGeneric
5. SteroidsIBA
6. MethylprednisoloneFDA LinkGeneric
7. Pyridoxine (Pyridoxin)FDA LinkGeneric
8. Triamcinolone Acetonide (Azmacort)FDA LinkGeneric
9. Procaine (Novocaine)FDA LinkGeneric
10. dexamethasone 21-phosphateFDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Splints
2. Injections
3. Decompression
4. Surgical Decompression
5. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)