Can Smartphone Use Bring on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 -- 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. A small study found a link between extended use of smartphones...
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve compression disorder which affects hand sensation and function. Carpal tunnel release surgery (CTR) is frequently performed to alleviate these symptoms. For many CTR pa...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Carpal tunnel release (CTR) was historically performed in the operating theatre under regional or even general anaesthetic. The majority are now completed with local anaesthetic (LA) as a day case procedure . Performing CTR as simply as possible (i.e. in an outpatient setting) streamlines provision in-line with a global need to better utilise healthcare resources to match demand. Tourniquet use for CTR facilitates dissection; however, not only is this uncomfortable, it requires an assistant and equipment not necessarily available in minor operation rooms.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
Uncertainty exists about what change in Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores represents a clinically relevant improvement (minimal clinically important difference [MCID]) in hand surgery care. Using a region-specific patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) (Michigan Hand Question [MHQ]) and a condition-specific PROM (Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire [BCTQ]), MCID values were determined for PROMIS Physical Function (PF), Upper Extremity (UE), and Pain Interference (PI) computerized adaptive testing among patients undergoing carpal tunnel release (CTR).
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editor's choice Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Visual Vignettes Source Type: research
Condition:   Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions:   Procedure: Monocryl;   Procedure: Nylon Sponsor:   University of California, Davis Recruiting
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AbstractPurposeAromatase inhibitors (AIs) are associated with musculoskeletal symptoms and risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), which can impair quality of life and prompt treatment discontinuation. The incidence of CTS and clinical utility of diagnostic tests such as 2-point discrimination (2-PD) have not been prospectively examined among women receiving AIs.MethodsPostmenopausal women with stage 0-III hormone receptor-positive breast cancer who were enrolled in a randomized clinical trial investigating adjuvant AIs (Exemestane and Letrozole Pharmacogenetics, ELPh) underwent prospective evaluation of 2-PD with...
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New fast MRI and CT scanning techniques allow researchers to study live wrist bones in motion for the first time. This National Science Foundation-funded work at UC Davis could potentially help people suffering from wrist pain and disorders like osteoarthritis and carpal-tunnel syndrome.This is an NSF Multimedia Gallery item.
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To evaluate the outcomes of endoscopic CTR with ring finger flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS) opponensplasty for the treatment of patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Scientific article Source Type: research
In light of recently-proposed quality measures for carpal tunnel release (CTR), elucidating the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for selected outcome measures will be important when interpreting treatment responses. Our purpose was to estimate the MCID of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) instruments and the short Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) following CTR.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Scientific article Source Type: research
We describe 2 cases of acute carpal tunnel syndrome due to thrombosed persistent median artery, including a case of thromboangiitis obliterans. These thrombosis might also be due to traumatic causes. No guidelines are currently available to help physicians for the management of carpal tunnel syndrome from thrombosed persistent median artery. Antiplatelet therapy, statin, anticoagulant might be helpful, and surgery has sometimes be reported as effective. PMID: 31040049 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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