Study: Smartphone use may bring on carpal tunnel syndrome

People who spend lots of time on their smartphones may be scrolling, tapping and swiping their way to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful wrist and hand disorder.
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It is important to consider the rare case of a melorheostosis in patients presenting with soft tissue swelling, joint contractures, and “dripping candle wax”‐like hyperostoses visible on hand radiographs. Clinical sequelae such as carpal tunnel syndrome or trigger finger have to be ruled out. Symptomatic therapy is usually sufficient. Key Clinical MessageIt is important to consider the rare case of a melorheostosis in patients presenting with soft tissue swelling, joint contractures, and “dripping candle wax”‐like hyperostoses visible on hand radiographs. Clinical sequelae such as carpal tunnel ...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CLINICAL IMAGE Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis adapted technique can successfully be used to divide fascial planes over longer distances than is currently achieved in clinical practice. The improved outcomes associated with USGTR at the carpal tunnel may therefore also be achievable in fasciotomy procedures in larger anatomical compartments. Further study is required to investigate the effects of this modified USGTR technique on intracompartmental pressure.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusion A lack of conclusive evidence has led to international differences in surgical practice regarding the treatment of ACTS in the setting of distal radius fractures. Future research should guide surgeons in making appropriate evidence-based decisions when performing CTR in the setting of distal radius fractures. Level of Evidence This is a Level V study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
Objective The aim of the study was to investigate the overall estimates of cross-sectional areas of the median nerve measured by ultrasonography in accordance with the electrodiagnostic classification of carpal tunnel syndrome severity. Design MEDLINE (PubMed), Embase (Ovid), and Web of Science were searched for studies reporting the median nerve cross-sectional area measured by ultrasonography for mild, moderate, and severe carpal tunnel syndrome based on electrodiagnostic study. Cross-sectional area values measured at the carpal tunnel inlet were included in the analyses. Results Overall, 866 citations were retri...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Nerve compression occurs in fibro-osseous tunnels as the nerves cross joints. The pathology involves traction and adhesion, aside from compression. This can occur at multiple sites along the course of the nerve. Regardless of level, clinical assessment is standard and a systematic approach to uncover all sites of compression is advised. Evolution of management for carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome is reviewed with an emphasis on natural history and nonsurgical treatment, which are not commonly discussed. Treatment is multimodal and the systemic factors that contribute to nerve dysfunction should also be addressed.
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study examined the extent to which the use of CTS tests/treatments varied for those on worker ’s compensation (WCI) versus private insurance and Medicaid, controlling for patient and provider characteristics.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Lauder A, Mithani S, Leversedge FJ Abstract Recalcitrant carpal tunnel syndrome presents a clinical challenge. Potential etiologies of persistent or recurrent symptoms after primary carpal tunnel release include incomplete nerve decompression, secondary sites of nerve compression, unrecognized anatomic variations, irreversible nerve pathology associated with chronic compression neuropathy, perineural adhesions, conditions associated with secondary nerve compression, iatrogenic nerve injury, or inaccurate preoperative diagnosis. Understanding the pertinent surgical anatomy and pathophysiology is essential t...
Source: The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Am Acad Orthop Surg Source Type: research
Thank you for sharing Mr Gokani's letter1 regarding the summary2 of our Cochrane review3. It seems that our analysis of the available data and subsequent speculations of potential fiscal savings have been misconstrued as recommendations for practice. Foremost, we feel it is necessary to reiterate our conclusion3 that “It is uncertain whether absorbable sutures confer better, worse or equivalent outcomes compared to non-absorbable sutures following carpal tunnel decompression, because the quality of evidence is very low” which was summarised into “our Cochrane review recommends further non-inferiority rand...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Intervention:   Other: PSFS Sponsor:   Stanford University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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