Definition of Carpal tunnel syndrome

1. Noun. A painful disorder caused by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel; characterized by discomfort and weakness in the hands and fingers and by sensations of tingling, burning or numbness.

Generic synonyms: Nerve Entrapment

Definition of Carpal tunnel syndrome

1. Noun. A form of repetitive stress injury caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel. ¹

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Medical Definition of Carpal tunnel syndrome

1. A condition where there is a disturbance of median nerve function in the wrist as the nerve passes through the carpal tunnel. A buildup of scar tissue (inside the carpal tunnel) can lead to this surgically correctable problem. Often treated with splinting and anti-inflammatory agents. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

carpal arches
carpal artery
carpal articular surface of radius
carpal articulation
carpal bone
carpal bones
carpal canal
carpal canals
carpal groove
carpal joints
carpal tunnel
carpal tunnel release
carpal tunnel syndrome (current term)
carpal tunnels
carpe diem
carpe diem cras

Literary usage of Carpal tunnel syndrome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Elements Of Ergonomics Programs: A Primer Based On Workplace Evaluations Of by Alexander L. Cohen (1997)
"The following case definition of work-related carpal tunnel syndrome was adopted in assessing these data: • During the interview, the worker reported pain, ..."

2. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"carpal tunnel syndrome Second, carpal tunnel syndrome gets all the press. ... carpal tunnel syndrome is indicated by a numbness or tingling on the palm side ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"This tunnel is referred to as the carpal tunnel, and when the median nerve is compressed, the term "carpal tunnel syndrome" is used. The incidence of carpal ..."

4. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"carpal tunnel syndrome and other cumulative trauma disorders affecting the wrist are often associated with work on assembly lines, such as in the automotive ..."

5. Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace: Bibliography by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Eons later, carpal tunnel syndrome is still with us, and may be increasing for those same three basic reasons: Ill-designed tools, poor job techniques, ..."

6. Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury by David F. Apple, Jr. (1996)
"carpal tunnel syndrome carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by a compression of the median nerve as it traverses the carpal tunnel. ..."

7. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Asymptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome occurred in 22% of those with IDDM and ... The distribution of symptomatic carpal tunnel syndrome was similar in IDDM ..."

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