The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Retrospective Study of iOQ Operated Patients

Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica


The carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common and the most important of all the entrapment neuropathies of the extremities. Spacereducing lesions in the carpal tunnel cause a rise in pressure which provokes symptoms from the pressure-sensitive median nerve. The symptoms are referred to as CTS and consist of the triad pain, sensory disturbance and thenar atrophy (Brain et al. 1947, Kopell & Thompson