Carpal tunnel syndrome: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when one of the tree nerves that runs through your wrist gets squeezed or compressed. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,Dr. Alexander Shin, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic, outlines treatment options for?carpal tunnel syndrome. To listen, click the link below. Carpal tunnel syndrome
CONCLUSION: Analysis of the database indicates that fixed-wing pilot status is a protective factor against development of CTS among U.S. military officers. In contrast, helicopter pilots were found to be at an increased rate of CTS than their fixed-wing counterparts. Their incidence is comparable to their nonpilot officer peers early in their career, but is significantly increased at the senior level. Increasing age and female gender are risk factors in the military officer population as expected. Non-white race was found to increase risk in the military population, in contrast to reports of the civilian population. PM...
Authors: Roh YT, Song SW, Jeong C, Kang Y, Park IJ Abstract Lipofibromatous hamartoma (LFH) is a rare tumor of the peripheral nerves, which usually involves the median nerve. The authors reported on two rare cases of carpal tunnel syndrome due to LFH of the median nerve. A 49-year-old female patient complained of the mass and symptoms consistent with LFH. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed typical LFH findings. The symptoms were successfully ameliorated with carpal tunnel release and external neurolysis. A 37-year-old female patient complained of weakening thumb abduction and the mass where the MRI showed atyp...
Conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Anesthesia, Local Interventions: Procedure: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release under local direct median nerve block; Procedure: Endoscopic carpal tunnel release under brachial plexus block Sponsor: Thammasat University Recruiting
CONCLUSION: MNI during hydrodissection may be reversible. MNI is indicated by an increase in MN-CSA-inlet immediately after hydrodissection. PMID: 32604424 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study sought to determine if SSCT excursion could be utilized to predict surgical outcome. Idiopathic CTS patients were reviewed with ultrasound and electrodiagnostic tests at baseline. A speckle tracking algorithm was used to determine SSCT relative to tendon motion (shear index). Analysis of variance tests were used to compare SSCT motion with disease severity at baseline.
ConclusionsPeripheral neuropathies are frequent in SS patients. Neurologists should be aware of possible autoimmune causes of neuropathies because clinical manifestations of neuropathy may precede the development of other symptoms of the autoimmune disease.
DISCUSSION: Notable regional variability exisits in opioid prescribing patterns for many common orthopaedic procedures. Furthermore, prescriptions were smallest in the region most affected by the opioid epidemic. This information can be used to re-evaluate recommendations, serve as a benchmark for surgeons, and develop institutional and quality improvement guidelines to reduce excess postoperative opioid prescriptions. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level III observational cohort study. PMID: 32568996 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We aimed to characterize patients with systemic amyloidosis stratified by a prior diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to describe early echocardiographic parameters concomitant with CTS. Patients with suspected amyloidosis during CTS diagnosis were excluded. Our cohort included 108 patients with systemic amyloidosis of which 36% had a prior CTS at a median of 4 (IQR 2.8, 6.7) years before disease diagnosis. Patients with prior CTS were more likely to present subsequently with cardiac amyloidosis (78% versus 53%, p =0.013), yet overall survival was comparable between groups (53% versus 61%, p=0.825).
Condition: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Interventions: Drug: platlet rich plasma (PRP); Drug: Triamcinolone Acetonide; Drug: Saline Sponsor: Tanta University Active, not recruiting