5.5 days

MEDICAL: Cranial and Peripheral Nerve Disorders with CC 006

2.2 days

SURGICAL: Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), first described in 1854 as a complication of trauma and again in 1947 as an idiopathic syndrome, is part of a larger group of musculoskeletal alterations called upper extremity repetitive use syndrome, or cumulative trauma disorders. Cumulative trauma disorders involve injury to the tendon, tendon sheath, and related tissues (bones, muscles, and nerves) of the upper extremity. CTS is the most common of the nerve entanglement syndromes; it has an estimated lifetime risk of 10% in the U.S. population, and the annual incidence is 0.1% among adults.

194 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

CTS occurs because of a compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist within the carpal tunnel, resulting in a slowing of nerve conduction velocity. The median nerve carries motor, sensory, and autonomic fibers to the hand and, when injured, results in an impairment of sensory and motor function.

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