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Carpal tunnel syndrome

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Epidemiology

The carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral neuropathy of the hand by entrapment. It is caused by the compression of the median nerve at the wrist. It is more frequent in females 2:1,between 40 and 60 years old,with another peak at the age of 75 approximately and with a clear occupational component. The current incidence rate is of 0’1%,while it is of 15 to 20% among the working population.

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