Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Entrapment of the MEDIAN NERVE in the carpal tunnel, which is formed by the flexor retinaculum and the CARPAL BONES. This syndrome may be associated with repetitive occupational trauma (CUMULATIVE TRAUMA DISORDERS); wrist injuries; AMYLOID NEUROPATHIES; rheumatoid arthritis (see ARTHRITIS, RHEUMATOID); ACROMEGALY; PREGNANCY; and other conditions. Symptoms include burning pain and paresthesias involving the ventral surface of the hand and fingers which may radiate proximally. Impairment of sensation in the distribution of the median nerve and thenar muscle atrophy may occur. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p45)Median Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the median nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C6 to T1), travel via the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the forearm and hand.Carpal Bones: The eight bones of the wrist: SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; TRIQUETRUM BONE; PISIFORM BONE; TRAPEZIUM BONE; TRAPEZOID BONE; CAPITATE BONE; and HAMATE BONE.Carpal Joints: The articulations between the various CARPAL BONES. This does not include the WRIST JOINT which consists of the articulations between the RADIUS; ULNA; and proximal CARPAL BONES.Electrodiagnosis: Diagnosis of disease states by recording the spontaneous electrical activity of tissues or organs or by the response to stimulation of electrically excitable tissue.Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Compression of the ULNAR NERVE in the cubital tunnel, which is formed by the two heads of the flexor carpi ulnaris muscle, humeral-ulnar aponeurosis, and medial ligaments of the elbow. This condition may follow trauma or occur in association with processes which produce nerve enlargement or narrowing of the canal. Manifestations include elbow pain and PARESTHESIA radiating distally, weakness of ulnar innervated intrinsic hand muscles, and loss of sensation over the hypothenar region, fifth finger, and ulnar aspect of the ring finger. (Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51, p43)Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)Neural Conduction: The propagation of the NERVE IMPULSE along the nerve away from the site of an excitation stimulus.Splints: Rigid or flexible appliances used to maintain in position a displaced or movable part or to keep in place and protect an injured part. (Dorland, 28th ed)Ulnar Nerve: A major nerve of the upper extremity. In humans, the fibers of the ulnar nerve originate in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spinal cord (usually C7 to T1), travel via the medial cord of the brachial plexus, and supply sensory and motor innervation to parts of the hand and forearm.Wrist Joint: The joint that is formed by the distal end of the RADIUS, the articular disc of the distal radioulnar joint, and the proximal row of CARPAL BONES; (SCAPHOID BONE; LUNATE BONE; triquetral bone).Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.Pinch Strength: Force exerted when using the index finger and the thumb. It is a test for determining maximum voluntary contraction force.Decompression, Surgical: A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Paresthesia: Subjective cutaneous sensations (e.g., cold, warmth, tingling, pressure, etc.) that are experienced spontaneously in the absence of stimulation.Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Harmful and painful condition caused by overuse or overexertion of some part of the musculoskeletal system, often resulting from work-related physical activities. It is characterized by inflammation, pain, or dysfunction of the involved joints, bones, ligaments, and nerves.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Median Neuropathy: Disease involving the median nerve, from its origin at the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical features include weakness of wrist and finger flexion, forearm pronation, thenar abduction, and loss of sensation over the lateral palm, first three fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Common sites of injury include the elbow, where the nerve passes through the two heads of the pronator teres muscle (pronator syndrome) and in the carpal tunnel (CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME).Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.Carpus, Animal: The region corresponding to the human WRIST in non-human ANIMALS.Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.Tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the synovial lining of a tendon sheath. Causes include trauma, tendon stress, bacterial disease (gonorrhea, tuberculosis), rheumatic disease, and gout. Common sites are the hand, wrist, shoulder capsule, hip capsule, hamstring muscles, and Achilles tendon. The tendon sheaths become inflamed and painful, and accumulate fluid. Joint mobility is usually reduced.Ligaments: Shiny, flexible bands of fibrous tissue connecting together articular extremities of bones. They are pliant, tough, and inextensile.Tendons: Fibrous bands or cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE at the ends of SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS that serve to attach the MUSCLES to bones and other structures.Word Processing: Text editing and storage functions using computer software.Hypesthesia: Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation.Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.Electromyography: Recording of the changes in electric potential of muscle by means of surface or needle electrodes.Nerve Compression Syndromes: Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.Hand Strength: Force exerted when gripping or grasping.Paramethasone: A glucocorticoid with the general properties of corticosteroids. It has been used by mouth in the treatment of all conditions in which corticosteroid therapy is indicated except adrenal-deficiency states for which its lack of sodium-retaining properties makes it less suitable than HYDROCORTISONE with supplementary FLUDROCORTISONE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p737)Ligaments, Articular: Fibrous cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE that attach bones to each other and hold together the many types of joints in the body. Articular ligaments are strong, elastic, and allow movement in only specific directions, depending on the individual joint.Computer Peripherals: Various units or machines that operate in combination or in conjunction with a computer but are not physically part of it. Peripheral devices typically display computer data, store data from the computer and return the data to the computer on demand, prepare data for human use, or acquire data from a source and convert it to a form usable by a computer. (Computer Dictionary, 4th ed.)Thumb: The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.Trigger Finger Disorder: A painful disability in the hand affecting the finger or thumb. It is caused by mechanical impingement of the digital flexor tendons as they pass through a narrowed retinacular pulley at the level of the metacarpal head. Thickening of the sheath and fibrocartilaginous metaplasia can occur, and nodules can form. (From Green's Operative Hand Surgery, 5th ed, p2137-58).Pronation: Applies to movements of the forearm in turning the palm backward or downward. When referring to the foot, a combination of eversion and abduction movements in the tarsal and metatarsal joints (turning the foot up and in toward the midline of the body).Ulnar Neuropathies: Disease involving the ULNAR NERVE from its origin in the BRACHIAL PLEXUS to its termination in the hand. Clinical manifestations may include PARESIS or PARALYSIS of wrist flexion, finger flexion, thumb adduction, finger abduction, and finger adduction. Sensation over the medial palm, fifth finger, and ulnar aspect of the ring finger may also be impaired. Common sites of injury include the AXILLA, cubital tunnel at the ELBOW, and Guyon's canal at the wrist. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1995, Ch51 pp43-5)Vibration: A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Musculoskeletal Diseases: Diseases of the muscles and their associated ligaments and other connective tissue and of the bones and cartilage viewed collectively.Endoscopy: Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.Human Engineering: The science of designing, building or equipping mechanical devices or artificial environments to the anthropometric, physiological, or psychological requirements of the people who will use them.Workers' Compensation: Insurance coverage providing compensation and medical benefits to individuals because of work-connected injuries or disease.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Cadaver: A dead body, usually a human body.Connective Tissue: Tissue that supports and binds other tissues. It consists of CONNECTIVE TISSUE CELLS embedded in a large amount of EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX.Amyloidosis: A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.Meat-Packing Industry: The aggregate enterprise of technically producing packaged meat.Occupations: Crafts, trades, professions, or other means of earning a living.Pain Measurement: Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Fascia: Layers of connective tissue of variable thickness. The superficial fascia is found immediately below the skin; the deep fascia invests MUSCLES, nerves, and other organs.Neurosurgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the nervous system or its parts.Anatomy, Cross-Sectional: Descriptive anatomy based on three-dimensional imaging (IMAGING, THREE-DIMENSIONAL) of the body, organs, and structures using a series of computer multiplane sections, displayed by transverse, coronal, and sagittal analyses. It is essential to accurate interpretation by the radiologist of such techniques as ultrasonic diagnosis, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, and computed tomography (TOMOGRAPHY, X-RAY COMPUTED). (From Lane & Sharfaei, Modern Sectional Anatomy, 1992, Preface)Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U.S.): An institute of the CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION which is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions and for developing standards of safety and health. Research activities are carried out pertinent to these goals.Polyneuropathies: Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.Food Industry: The industry concerned with processing, preparing, preserving, distributing, and serving of foods and beverages.Joint DiseasesNeurologic Examination: Assessment of sensory and motor responses and reflexes that is used to determine impairment of the nervous system.Tennis Elbow: A condition characterized by pain in or near the lateral humeral epicondyle or in the forearm extensor muscle mass as a result of unusual strain. It occurs in tennis players as well as housewives, artisans, and violinists.

Multiple point electrical stimulation of ulnar and median nerves. (1/549)

A computer-assisted method of isolating single motor units (MUs) by multiple point stimulation (MPS) of peripheral nerves is described. MPS was used to isolate 10-30 single MUs from thenar and hypothenar muscles of normal subjects and patients with entrapment neuropathies, with the original purpose of obtaining a more representative mean motor unit potential for estimating the number of MUs in a muscle. The two important results that evolved from MPS however, were: (1) in the absence of 'alternation' MUs were recruited in an orderly pattern from small to large, and from longer to shorter latencies by graded electrical stimulation in both normal and pathological cases, (2) a comparison of the sizes of MUs recruited by stimulation proximal and distal to the elbow suggested that axonal branching can occur in the forearm 200 mm or more proximal to the motor point in intrinsic hand muscles.  (+info)

In vivo finger flexor tendon force while tapping on a keyswitch. (2/549)

Force may be a risk factor for musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity associated with typing and keying. However, the internal finger flexor tendon forces and their relationship to fingertip forces during rapid tapping on a keyswitch have not yet been measured in vivo. During the open carpal tunnel release surgery of five human subjects, a tendon-force transducer was inserted on the flexor digitorum superficialis of the long finger. During surgery, subjects tapped with the long finger on a computer keyswitch, instrumented with a keycap load cell. The average tendon maximum forces during a keystroke ranged from 8.3 to 16.6 N (mean = 12.9 N, SD = 3.3 N) for the subjects, four to seven times larger than the maximum forces observed at the fingertip. Tendon forces estimated from an isometric tendon-force model were only one to two times larger than tip force, significantly less than the observed tendon forces (p = 0.001). The force histories of the tendon during a keystroke were not proportional to fingertip force. First, the tendon-force histories did not contain the high-frequency fingertip force components observed as the tip impacts with the end of key travel. Instead, tendon tension during a keystroke continued to increase throughout the impact. Second, following the maximum keycap force, tendon tension during a keystroke decreased more slowly than fingertip force, remaining elevated approximately twice as long as the fingertip force. The prolonged elevation of tendon forces may be the result of residual eccentric muscle contraction or passive muscle forces, or both, which are additive to increasing extensor activity during the release phase of the keystroke.  (+info)

Nonoccupational risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome. (3/549)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the relation between selected nonoccupational risk factors and surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. DESIGN: Case-control study using an administrative database. PARTICIPANTS: Enrollees of New Jersey Medicare or Medicaid programs during 1989 to 1991. MEASUREMENTS: The outcome of interest was open or endoscopic carpal tunnel release. We examined the relation between carpal tunnel release and diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, inflammatory arthritis, hemodialysis, pregnancy, use of corticosteroids, and hormone replacement therapy. MAIN RESULTS: In multivariate models, inflammatory arthritis was strongly associated with carpal tunnel release (odds ratio [OR] 2.9; 95% confidence interval [CI] 2.2, 3.8). However, corticosteroid use also appeared to be associated with a greater likelihood of undergoing carpal tunnel release, even in the absence of inflammatory arthritis (OR 1.6; 95% CI 1.2, 2.1). Diabetes had a weak but significant association with carpal tunnel release (OR 1.4; 95% CI 1.2, 1.8), as did hypothyroidism (OR 1.7; 95% CI 1.1, 2.8), although patients with hyperthyroidism did not have any change in risk. Women who underwent carpal tunnel release were almost twice as likely to be users of estrogen replacement therapy as controls (OR 1.8; 95% CI 1.0, 3.2). CONCLUSIONS: Although inflammatory arthritis is the most important nonoccupational risk factor for carpal tunnel release, these data substantiate the increase in risk associated with diabetes and untreated hypothyroidism. Further investigation in detailed clinical studies will be necessary to confirm whether changes in corticosteroid use and hormone replacement therapy offer additional means of risk reduction for this common condition.  (+info)

Conduction block in carpal tunnel syndrome. (4/549)

Wrist extension was performed in six healthy subjects to establish, first, whether it would be sufficient to produce conduction block and, secondly, whether the excitability changes associated with this manoeuvre are similar to those produced by focal nerve compression. During maintained wrist extension to 90 degrees, all subjects developed conduction block in cutaneous afferents distal to the wrist, with a marked reduction in amplitude of the maximal potential by >50%. This was associated with changes in axonal excitability at the wrist: a prolongation in latency, a decrease in supernormality and an increase in refractoriness. These changes indicate axonal depolarization. Similar studies were then performed in seven patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The patients developed conduction block, again with evidence of axonal depolarization prior to block. Mild paraesthesiae were reported by all subjects (normals and patients) during wrist extension, and more intense paraesthesiae were reported following the release of wrist extension. In separate experiments, conduction block was produced by ischaemic compression, but its development could not be altered by hyperpolarizing currents. It is concluded that wrist extension produces a 'depolarization' block in both normal subjects and patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, much as occurs with ischaemic compression, but that this block cannot be altered merely by compensating for the axonal depolarization. It is argued that conduction slowing need not always be attributed to disturbed myelination, and that ischaemic compression may be sufficient to explain some of the intermittent symptoms and electrodiagnostic findings in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, particularly when it is of mild or moderate severity.  (+info)

Agreement between symptom surveys, physical examination procedures and electrodiagnostic findings for the carpal tunnel syndrome. (5/549)

OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to evaluate the concordance between various clinical screening procedures for carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: The subject population consisted of 824 workers from 6 facilities. The evaluated procedures included bilateral sensory nerve conduction testing, physical examinations, and symptom surveys, including hand diagrams. The agreement between the outcomes of various combinations of these procedures was assessed by determining the kappa coefficient. RESULTS: There was relatively poor overlap between the reported symptoms, the physical examination findings, and the electrodiagnostic results consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome. Overall, only 23 out of 449 subjects (5%) with at least 1 positive finding met all 3 criteria (symptoms, physical examination findings, and electrophysiological results consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome) for the dominant hand. The screening procedures showed poor or no agreement with kappa values ranging between 0.00 and 0.18 for all the case definitions evaluated for carpal tunnel syndrome. CONCLUSIONS: The poor overlap between the various screening procedures warns against the use of electrodiagnostic findings alone without the symptom presentation being considered. The results of this study also point to a need for the further development and evaluation of methods for detecting carpal tunnel syndrome.  (+info)

Musculoskeletal manifestations in a population-based cohort of patients with giant cell arteritis. (6/549)

OBJECTIVE: To define musculoskeletal manifestations occurring in a population-based cohort of patients with giant cell (temporal) arteritis (GCA). METHODS: The records of 128 patients with GCA diagnosed over a 42-year-period (1950-1991) in Olmsted County, MN, were reviewed for the presence and type of musculoskeletal manifestations, their relationship to the onset and course of GCA, and their response to treatment. RESULTS: Fifty-three patients (41%) developed polymyalgia rheumatica: 23 before, 17 concurrently with, and 13 after the diagnosis of GCA. Thirty patients (23%) developed 1 or more peripheral musculoskeletal manifestations. These included peripheral synovitis in 23 patients (6 of whom fulfilled criteria for rheumatoid arthritis), distal extremity swelling with pitting edema in 13, distal swelling without pitting in 5, tenosynovitis in 6, and carpal tunnel syndrome in 2. Fifty-seven episodes of peripheral manifestations occurred in the 30 patients at different times during the course of GCA. In most, the onset of PMR and peripheral manifestations was within 2 years of the diagnosis of GCA. CONCLUSION: Musculoskeletal symptoms in GCA are common and varied. Most appear linked temporally to the underlying GCA, indicating that the nature of this illness and its clinical expression are broader than often considered.  (+info)

Beta2-microglobulin and renal bone disease. (7/549)

Dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) is characterized by amyloid deposition mainly in bone and joint structures, presenting as carpal tunnel syndrome, destructive arthropathy, and subchondral bone erosions and cysts. Beta2-microglobulin has been demonstrated to be a major constituent of amyloid fibrils. DRA occurs not only in patients undergoing long-term hemodialysis, but also in patients undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. The incidence of this complication increases with the duration of dialytic therapy and the age of the patient. While a definitive diagnosis of DRA can be made only by histological findings, various imaging techniques often support diagnosis. The molecular pathogenesis of this complication remains unknown. Recent studies have, however, suggested a pathogenic role of a new modification of beta2-microglobulin in amyloid fibrils--that is, the advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) formed with carbonyl compounds derived from autoxidation of both carbohydrates and lipids ("carbonyl stress"). Therapy for DRA is limited to symptomatic approaches and surgical removal of amyloid deposits. High-flux biocompatible dialysis membranes could be used to delay DRA development.  (+info)

The wrist of the formula 1 driver. (8/549)

OBJECTIVES: During formula 1 driving, repetitive cumulative trauma may provoke nerve disorders such as nerve compression syndrome as well as osteoligament injuries. A study based on interrogatory and clinical examination of 22 drivers was carried out during the 1998 formula 1 World Championship in order to better define the type and frequency of these lesions. METHODS: The questions investigated nervous symptoms, such as paraesthesia and diminishment of sensitivity, and osteoligamentous symptoms, such as pain, specifying the localisation (ulnar side, dorsal aspect of the wrist, snuff box) and the effect of the wrist position on the intensity of the pain. Clinical examination was carried out bilaterally and symmetrically. RESULTS: Fourteen of the 22 drivers reported symptoms. One suffered cramp in his hands at the end of each race and one described a typical forearm effort compartment syndrome. Six drivers had effort "osteoligamentous" symptoms: three scapholunate pain; one medial hypercompression of the wrist; two sequellae of a distal radius fracture. Seven reported nerve disorders: two effort carpal tunnel syndromes; one typical carpal tunnel syndrome; one effort cubital tunnel syndrome; three paraesthesia in all fingers at the end of a race, without any objective signs. CONCLUSIONS: This appears to be the first report of upper extremity disorders in competition drivers. The use of a wrist pad to reduce the effects of vibration may help to prevent trauma to the wrist in formula 1 drivers.  (+info)

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TY - JOUR. T1 - COX-2 up-regulation in idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. AU - Talmor, Mia. AU - Patel, Munjal P.. AU - Spann, Marvin D.. AU - Barden, Catherine. AU - Specht, Michelle. AU - McLean, Amy. AU - Harper, Alice. AU - Hoffman, Lloyd A.. AU - Nolan, William B.. PY - 2003/12. Y1 - 2003/12. N2 - The objective of this study was to determine whether cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is up-regulated in the synovium of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Twenty patients were enrolled: 16 consecutive patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and four control patients (exploration for non-carpal tunnel syndrome-related wrist or forearm pathology). Clinical data (demographics, pertinent history, symptomatology) were obtained preoperatively. Flexor tenosynovial tissue was isolated from all patients and clinically graded as thin, intermediate, or thick. Histologic evaluation was conducted to rule out the presence of inflammatory cells. Immunohistochemical staining for COX-2 was performed. The ...
MARTINS, Roberto S.; SIQUEIRA, Mario G. and SIMPLICIO, Hougelli. Wrist immobilization after carpal tunnel release: a prospective study. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2006, vol.64, n.3a, pp.596-599. ISSN 0004-282X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2006000400013.. This prospective study evaluates the possible advantages of wrist imobilization after open carpal tunnel release comparing the results of two weeks immobilization and no immobilization. Fifty two patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome were randomly selected in two groups after open carpal tunnel release. In one group (A, n=26) the patients wore a neutral-position wrist splint continuosly for two weeks. In the other group (B, n=26) no wrist immobilization was used. Clinical assessment was done pre-operatively and at 2 weeks follow-up and included the two-point discrimination test at the second finger and two questionnaires as an outcome measurement of symptoms severity and intensity. All the patients presented improvement in ...
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Carpal tunnel syndrome - Animation Typing all day on a computer keyboard can be tough on your wrists. If you type for hours at a time, day after day, eventually you may really start to feel some discomfort. The numbness, pain, and tingling you feel in your hands and wrists may be carpal tunnel syndrome, and it can have such a big effect on your life that you may eventually need surgery to treat it. Doing any repetitive motion with your hands, whether its typing, sewing, driving, or writing, can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. The condition gets its name from an area in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. Running through this tunnel is the median nerve, which sends feeling to your palm and most of your fingers. When you do the same task over and over again, especially flexing and extending the wrist, you put pressure on the median nerve. Over time, it swells up inside the carpal tunnel until its so tight in there that the nerve gets pinched. The classic symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are ...
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Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpal tunnel syndrome afflicts roughly 8 million Americans per year. It genuinely is second only to back surgery inside the number of musculoskeletal surgeries performed every year. But, couple of men and females unquestionably know what this syndrome is.. The word "carpal" comes from the Greek word "karpos," meaning "wrist." There is a smaller space among the wrist joint and its surrounding fibrous tissues, which is called the "carpal tunnel." It could be by indicates of this tunnel that a median nerve receives all of its sensations of the fingers. When this median nerve is irritated, the result is carpal tunnel syndrome.. The symptoms of this syndrome consist of discomfort, numbness, and tingling inside the fingers or hands, particularly the thumb, index, middle, or ring fingers. Loss of sensation in the fingers and weakness inside the hands can also occur.. The Obvious and Unusual Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is ...
Thread carpal tunnel release (TCTR) is a minimally-invasive procedure of performing carpal tunnel release using a piece of surgical dissecting thread as a dividing element. This is instead of using a scalpel as in the situation of open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) or endoscopic carpal tunnel release (ECTR). Play media Under the real-time guidance of ultrasound, a spinal needle is inserted at the palm of the hand and advanced underneath the transverse carpal ligament (TCL) and exiting at the wrist. Through this needle, a fine smooth thread (0.2 mm in diameter) is fed. The needle is inserted again in the same fashion over the TCL and the thread is again looped through back out of the original needle entry. The thread surrounds the TCL and is manipulated in a back and forth motion to divide the TCL. Once complete, the thread is removed and two small bandages are placed on the needle puncture sites. The procedure takes 10 minutes in a clinic based office. The frictional effect of a sliding thread ...
Extractions: Michael G. Brown, M.D. Along about the same time, the media publicized the fact that some individuals involved in repetitive type work activities, such as those who work on computers all day, have an increased incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome. In point of fact, most people who come in the hand surgeon s office with carpal tunnel syndrome are perplexed as to why they have this disease because they do not engage in classical repetitive type work activities. Carpal tunnel syndrome is easily understood if one begins with the anatomy. The carpal tunnel is formed by a semi-circle of carpal bones on three sides. The fourth side that forms the carpal tunnel is the transverse carpal ligament. The ligament cannot stretch. Thus the carpal tunnel is a defined space that cannot enlarge. There is only so much room in that opening. Through that opening passes the median nerve, nine tendons, and spongy tissue around the tendons called tenosynovium. We start our lives with that extra space. When ...
Home Remedies. While pain medications are part of the effective medical regimen for carpal tunnel syndrome, home remedies also serve as natural means to manage the condition.. Cold Application. Applying coldness to the hand is one of the remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome. According to experts, as cited by Everyday Health, applying ice on the wrist helps relieve pain from the condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome presents swelling that results to the compression of the median nerve and pain, so applying ice on the area helps decrease inflammation; thus, it relieves pain.. Splint. A splint can help a person relieve pain from carpal tunnel syndrome. According to Best Health Magazine, the person may bend his hand and wrist under his pillow; this applies pressure on the wrist while holding the fingers in a neutral position. As a result, the person will not be awakened by the pain due to pressure on the median nerve. As per the publication, splints are available in a pharmacy or medical supply store, so ...
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common, painful, progressive condition that is caused by compression of the median nerve at the wrist area. Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness and tingling sensation in all the fingers except little finger; pain and burning sensation in hand and wrist that may radiate up the arm and elbow; and weakness in hand with diminished grip strength Exact causes of the condition are not known. However certain factors increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome and they include congenital abnormalities, repetitive motion of hand and wrists, fractures and sprains, hormonal imbalance, and other medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, obesity, gout, overactive pituitary gland, or the presence of a cyst or tumor in the canal.. Carpal tunnel syndrome may be treated using conservative approaches or surgery. The conservative treatments include:. ...
The SSA may also look at any imaging tests that are available, along with the records of various treatments you have tried. It might be determined that a primary condition, such as arthritis, diabetes, lupus or kidney failure, has caused or contributed to the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. In these cases, the SSA may make a determination that you qualify for benefits based on the primary condition and the debilitating effects it has had on the rest of your body.. SSA will also consider your age, education, and the type of work you have done in the past to see if you have any work-related skills that can be used even with the limitations from your carpal tunnel syndrome.. Its important to note that there are no standards for carpal tunnel syndrome in the SSAs blue book of qualifying conditions. If youre going to qualify for benefits, it is usually because you can prove another condition that does qualify, or you have other adverse vocational factors.. Because carpal tunnel disability cases ...
Doctors have written about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for more than 100 years, but it took the emergence of computer keyboards for the condition to achieve national prominence. In fact, any activity that constantly strains the wrist, from guitar playing to rowing, from assembly line work to knitting, can bring it on. Sometimes, however, carpal tunnel syndrome can begin without any apparent cause at all. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually starts as repeated local irritations or different medical conditions ...
Doctors have written about carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) for more than 100 years, but it took the emergence of computer keyboards for the condition to achieve national prominence. In fact, any activity that constantly strains the wrist, from guitar playing to rowing, from assembly line work to knitting, can bring it on. Sometimes, however, carpal tunnel syndrome can begin without any apparent cause at all. Carpal tunnel syndrome usually starts as repeated local irritations or different medical conditions ...
Carpus is a word derived from the Greek word karpos, which means "wrist." The wrist is surrounded by a band of fibrous tissue that normally functions as a support for the joint. The tight space between this fibrous band and the wrist bone is called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel to receive sensations from the thumb, index, and middle fingers of the hand. Any condition that causes swelling or a change in position of the tissue within the carpal tunnel can squeeze and irritate the median nerve. Irritation of the median nerve in this manner causes tingling and numbness of the thumb, index, and the middle fingers - a condition known as "carpal tunnel syndrome." ...
CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME: A New Way of Thinking. I recently attended a great seminar on The Management of Common Conditions of the Upper Extremity put on by LACC. Paul Hooper, John Saringe, and Gary Schultz each made excellent presentations -- the best seminar Ive attended in my 15 years of obligatory weekend learning.. A great deal of time was spent on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or more accurately, the management of symptoms of the wrist and hand. Paul Hooper covered the topic thoroughly and magnanimously admitted what we all know from practice -- very seldom is carpal tunnel syndrome cured -- we just manage the cases and give as much relief as possible.. The symptoms of CTS very seldom go away. Well, maybe for a while, but they seem to recur over and over again in those increasing numbers of sufferers. Symptoms usually appear on one side, the dominant hand, then start showing up on the other side in many cases. Bilateral symptoms are not uncommon.. Etiology was discussed briefly and included the ...
What is the difference between Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints but carpal tunnel syndrome is secondary
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy seen in clinical practice. Surgery to decompress the compressed median nerve by simple division of the transverse carpal ligament gave good results in most of the series studied. This procedure can be carried out under various forms of anaesthesia. We used local anaesthesia which we find to be simple and effective in achieving complete decompression of the entrapped nerve. By a retrospective study of 76 consecutive cases operated on by the senior author, it was found to have been unnecessary to revert to other forms of anaesthesia. The incidence of complications using local anaesthesia for open carpal tunnel release is not higher than other forms of anaesthesia ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery The carpal tunnel surgery is necessary for the minority of people with this syndrome. Surgery is considered only when: - There is damage to the median nerve. These damages are observed after performing different tests that shows functional declines in the hand, fingers or wrist. - Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome are severe and limit normal daily activities. This occurs when there is persistent loss of feeling or coordination in the hand or fingers, no force on the thumb, or […]. ...
Accurate depiction of carpal tunnel syndrome and median nerve release surgery on the LEFT hand. Shows normal carpal tunnel region of the wrist with labels for the transverse carpal ligament, flexor tendons and median nerve. Next two graphics display median nerve compression (neuropathy), with the areas of pain and numbness. Surgical steps: A. incision made into the palm and wrist exposing the carpal tunnel; B. Incision of the transverse carpal ligament; and 3. Surgical release of the median nerve.
Carpal tunnel decompression surgery attempts to relieve pressure on the nerve by opening up the carpal tunnel, usually by cutting the roof of the tunnel. The surgery incision is usually on the palm side of the hand. Carpal tunnel decompression can be done under general or local anesthesia ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome belongs to a group of conditions called "entrapment syndromes". Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common of the nerve entrapment syndromes. Nerves may become trapped in various parts of the body. The nerves travel through small spaces between bones and supporting bands called ligaments. Swelling in these tight spaces puts pressure on nerves, which results in numbness and weakness. The most common entrapment is at the wrist or carpal bones results in hand numbness.. There may be nerve entrapment at the neck called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, elbow, forearm shin (compartment syndromes) and ankle (Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome).. There may be other conditions causing the swelling, which results in the pressure that is placed on the nerves. These other conditions include Diabetes, Hypothyroidism (under active thyroid), Rheumatoid Arthritis, trauma, Amyloidosis (a rare condition associated with blood protein abnormalities). A medical history, physical examination, and laboratory ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow, rigid passageway of ligament and bones at the base of the hand that houses the median nerve and the tendons that bend the fingers. The median nerve provides feeling to the palm side of the thumb and to most of the fingers. Symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness, tingling, weakness, and sometimes pain in the hand and wrist. CTS makes it difficult for some people to drive, read a book, grasp small objects, or do other tasks. Sometimes no direct cause of CTS can be found; contributing factors include trauma or injury to the wrist that causes swelling, as well as thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and fluid retention during pregnancy. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The disorder usually occurs only in adults.. ...
In this video, Dr. Eric Beck, a physician from Huntsville, AL speaks about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) which is associated by symptoms and signs, which are caused by compression of the median nerve traveling through the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands since it is an upper limb neuropathy that results in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve.Watch the video and learn more about CTS.. ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs through the forearm into the hand, becomes compressed or squeezed while passing through the wrist. Carpal tunnel may occur from repetitive motion or action, injury or trauma, or overexertion of the wrist in daily operations. With appropriate workplace controls and an ergonomic configuration of a workstation, carpal tunnel syndrome is preventable. This indicator is based on claims data from the Minnesotas workers compensation system. The data is compiled and supplied by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. In Minnesota, a work-related injury or illness must be reported if that injury or illness incapacitates the employee for more than 3 days or if it requires medical attention. These time and severity requirements could result in under-reporting. Also, specific occupations are excluded from the reporting requirement including farmers, independent contractors, federal employees, railroad and longshore and maritime ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms usually start gradually, with pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day, and decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. In some cases no direct cause of the syndrome can be identified. Most likely the disorder is due to a congenital predisposition - the carpal tunnel is simply smaller in some people than in others. However, the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is especially common in those performing assembly line work ...
I just read "The Carpal Tunnel Conundrum" your September issue and wanted to comment. I had carpal tunnel surgery on July 3rd. I was back at work (at my desk job) on July 8th (I missed only one work day, since the 4th was a holiday). My hand was in a partial cast (I had use of my fingers and thumb), but I was able to use the mouse, type slowly, write a little, and talk on the phone. The total surgery cost looks like its around $2,000. And that included a confirmation from a neurologist that my nerves were damaged. Ive heard from our workers comp people about how many days many of our employees are out. So I asked my surgeon if my case was different from the norm and she said, "No its an average carpal tunnel procedure." She said some patients just prefer to stay home longer than I did. Helge: I continue to read about the advice ...
Your doctor can diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by conducting a medical examination, reviewing your medical history, and asking you about your activities and symptoms. During the physical exam, your doctor will check your wrist and hand for sensation and perform a thorough hand examination.. Your doctor may ask you to perform a couple of simple tests to determine if there is pressure on the Median Nerve. For the Phalens Test, you will firmly flex your wrist for 60 seconds. The test is positive if you feel numbness, tingling, or weakness. To test for the Tinels Sign, your doctor will tap on the Median Nerve at the wrist. The test is positive if you feel tingling or numbness in the distribution of the median nerve. Lab tests may be ordered if your doctor suspects a medical condition that is associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Your doctor may take an X-ray to identify arthritis or fractures.. In some cases, physicians use nerve conduction studies to measure how well the Median Nerve works and ...
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Nerves are structures that relay messages to and from your brain. The nerve sends a message to your muscles when you want to move, and the nerve relays messages to your brain about sensations. Nerves control specific muscles, and nerves provide sensations for your body. The median nerve (the nerve that is affected in carpal tunnel syndrome) supplies messages to specific muscles of the hand. The median nerve also sends sensory information from most of the palm side of your hand and the thumb, forefinger, middle finger, and part of the ring finger.. The median nerve travels from branches off the spinal cord, down the arm, and into the wrist and hand. In the wrist, the median nerve passes through the carpal tunnel. Carpal comes from the Greek word for wrist-thats what gives the tunnel its name. The carpal tunnel is actually made up of the wrist bones on the bottom, and a tight ligament on the top. The ligament that makes up the carpal tunnel is not flexible, nor are the wrist bones. Coursing ...
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The question of whether older adults can benefit from carpal tunnel release surgery has been studied with mixed results. Older adults (65 years old and older) seem to have a greater chance of developing carpal tunnel syndrome and with more severe symptoms. So finding an answer to the question is very important for a large portion of our population.. There is plenty of research evidence to support the benefits of surgery to release the soft tissues around the affected (median) nerve in the general adult population. But no one has really studied the results of surgical release in the older adult group.. One recent study looked at the surgical results for 78 adults (ages 65 to 93) who had carpal tunnel surgery. Each individual was carefully evaluated before surgery to make sure the diagnosis was correct. The most reliable test for carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve conduction study. Only patients whose carpal tunnel syndrome was confirmed with nerve conduction studies were included. The surgery done ...
The line (Kaplans cardinal line) between the first web space and the hook of the hamate (see hand anatomy) was marked. The superficial palmar arterial arch lies just distal to this line. Another indicator of the location of the arch is the point at which the flexed ring finger touches the palm. The radial side of the ring finger metacarpal is used as the axis for the incision. The incision is made between Kaplans line and the distal carpal crease, and on the ulnar side of the thenar crease to avoid injuring the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve. Notes ...
With carpal tunnel syndrome, a large nerve (called the median nerve) is squeezed as it travels through a narrow portion of the wrist (called the carpa
To diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome, your orthopedist will ask about your symptoms and perform an examination of your hand, wrist, arm, and neck. During the exam, your physician will try to reproduce your symptoms to help diagnose the problem. After taking a detailed health history and performing a physical exam, most physicians can accurately diagnose the condition; however, special testing of the nerve can aid in diagnosis. Electrodiagnostic testing can be performed to determine which nerve(s) are involved, where it is, and the severity. Two specific tests that can be performed to determine whether you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome are Tinels sign (named after French neurologist Jules Tinel, 1879-1952) and Phalens test (developed by American orthopedist George S. Phalen, 1911-1998). Both tests put increased pressure on the structures running through the tunnel in order to verify whether or not the pain is produced in these positions. Your orthopedist can also conduct various tests ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a very common injury that can persist for years unless treatment is properly addressed. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common name used for an a nerve-related injury where tendons or other tissue in the wrist is compressing on the median nerve resulting in pain and numbness in the wrist, hand, fingers and even possibly shooting up the arm into the elbow.
This is a short presentation on one of the most common entrapment neuropathy carpal tunnel syndrome. This presentation also provides information on its causes, epidemiology,diagnosis and management of carpal tunnel syndrome.
h4. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Symptoms usually start gradually, with pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm. As symptoms worsen, people might feel tingling during the day, and decreased grip strength may make it difficult to form a fist, grasp small objects, or perform other manual tasks. In some cases no direct cause of the ...
Have you ever had one of those days at school where you write and write and write and write and write and…well…you get the picture! By the end of the day, your hands and your wrists are aching!. On those days, you might be wishing you could type more and write less. However, did you know that typing on a computer a lot can also lead to aching wrists? Its true!. People who type on computers, work on assembly lines or style hair - or do any type of job that involves doing the same hand movements over and over again - are at risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS. This condition occurs when the "tunnel" of bones and ligaments in the wrist narrows to the point that it pinches a nerve, causing a tingly feeling or numbness in the hands.. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs most often in adults over 30. Kids can get it, but its less common. Women also tend to get CTS more often than men.. People with CTS may have trouble typing on a computer keyboard or playing a video game. Anything that ...
If tingling/numbness primarily affects your thumb, index, third, and ring fingers, it very well could be carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. Chances are youve probably had this condition for months or even longer but its been more of a nuisance than a "major problem" and therefore, you probably havent "bothered" having it checked out. Lets take a look at some "facts" about CTS!. WHAT IS CTS? CTS is basically a pinched nerve (the median nerve) that occurs on the palm side of the wrist that innervates the three middle fingers and the thumb on the palm side. This nerve starts in the neck, runs through the shoulder to enter the arm, and travels down the palm side forearm through the carpal tunnel. The carpal tunnel is made up by eight small bones (called "carpal bones") that form the roof and walls of the tunnel. The floor of the tunnel is a ligament called the transverse carpal ligament. The median nerve lies immediately on the floor, and deeper inside the tunnel are nine tendons that connect the ...
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with numbness and tingling in your hands? Or maybe you feel clumsy and are dropping items such as a glass. If so, you may have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem caused by pressure on a nerve (called the
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night with numbness and tingling in your hands? Or maybe you feel clumsy and are dropping items such as a glass. If so, you may have symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common problem caused by pressure on a nerve (called the
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be more common than you think. The syndrome is known for the pain it causes in the hand and arm due to a pinched never in the wrist - and now, Citizens Medical Centers HealthWise will host an event to talk about the syndrome on Wednesday. About 28,000 carpal tunnel syndrome cases are diagnosed each year, according the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of 32,000 cases reported, about 71 percent were in women. Dr. Paul Mondolfi, a Victoria plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss the syndrome and other painful hand and wrist conditions during the HealthWise event. Symptoms, causes, treatments and preventive tips will also be discussed.. ...
What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an ailment affecting the wrist and hand. The nerve controlling feeling and movement in...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition marked by sometimes severe pain in the wrists and hands Home remedies for carpal tunnel syndrome
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful nerve problem that disrupts the use of your hand or hands. At first, you may have numbness, tingling, or burning in your hands. Shooting pain in your wrist or forearm may come ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition and is a well-recognized phenomenon following a distal radius fracture. The treating surgeon should be vigilant in noticing the signs and symptoms. If acute carpal tunnel syndrome is noted, then surgical r
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is always uncomfortable, and sometimes painful. It is three times more likely to develop in women, and slightly more likely to happen to pregnant women. What is carpal tunnel syndrome and how can you get relief?
Outlines the signs and symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, a common affliction among fibromyalgia sufferers. Includes tips for preventing carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition where one of the major nerves of the arm gets compressed in the wrist. It can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands. Advanced symptoms are muscle weakness in the hands, muscle atrophy (shrinking), especially of the thumb pad; and loss of motor coordination in fine dexterity skills, like buttoning a blouse.. The three main nerves that are responsible for controlling the arm are the ulnar, median, and radial nerves. The median nerve, like its name implies, travels down the middle of the arm. It passes through the carpal tunnel which is just above the crease in the wrist before splitting into branches that go to the thumb, index, middle, and inner half of the ring finger.. The carpal tunnel is a small diameter hole formed by the wrist bones and the transverse carpal ligament. It contains the tendons that flex the fingers (flexor tendons), and the median nerve. Pressure as light as a penny can adversely affect nerve tissue, so any pressure increase ...
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OBJECTIVE: To compare median nerve conduction velocity measured using a new, portable electroneurometer with measurements made using conventional hospital nerve conduction apparatus. METHODS: Twenty five patients were studied who were consecutively referred to a hospital neurophysiology department with a clinical diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Sensory and motor latencies for the median nerve at the wrist were measured bilaterally using the portable electroneurometer and a Medilec MS 92 hospital apparatus operated by a trained technician. RESULTS: There was strong agreement between motor latency values obtained by the two techniques (r = 0.89, p | 0.001; mean difference -0.03 ms, limits of agreement -0.33 to 0.27 ms). Sensory latencies were less easy to detect with the electroneurometer, and correlated less well with the hospital apparatus (r = 0.78, p | 0.001; mean difference -0.16 ms, limits of agreement -0.50 to 0.18 ms). CONCLUSION: The portable electroneurometer provides a convenient, rapid,
Carpal Tunnel ,Graphic depiction of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. The first two illustrations show the transverse carpal ligament compressing the median nerve, along with the location of the ulnar nerve and artery. The first surgical illustration shows the initial incision. The second surgical illustration shows dissection to expose the ulnar artery and nerve. The third surgical illustration shows resection of the carpal ligament to relieve the pain. May be customized by editing labels, or by combining artwork with graphics from our 15,000 image library.
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Carpal tunnel release is surgery to treat carpal tunnel syndrome. During this surgery, the surgeon cuts through a ligament in the wrist to make more room for nerves and tendons to pass through. This can improve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.
The carpal tunnel is a tunnel in your wrist with tendons and nerves running through. Repetitive motions, using your hand for a lot of fine motor tasks, working on the computer and keeping your wrist in a certain position (sleeping) all can cause compression on this tunnel. This can cause numbness, pain and eventually weakness in a persons hands.. Taking breaks from repetitive and fine motor tasks, as well as stretching can help relieve symptoms and reduce compression on the carpal tunnel.. Stretching should be performed 2-3 times per day. Stretches should be strong but comfortable and be held for 45 seconds, with 3 repetitions.. Studies show that treating carpal tunnel syndrome with surgery can be DOUBLE the cost and recovery time than treating it alone.. ...
Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include numbness and tingling sensation in all the fingers except little finger. Check for treatment procedures.
Sandra S. Burress (claimant) appeals from a decision of the Workers Compensation Commission (the commission) holding that her employer, Hubbell Lighting, Inc. (employer), was not responsible under the Workers Compensation Act for her bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. On appeal, claimant contends she presented sufficient credible evidence to prove her disease was compensable under Code ??65.2-401 and that the commissions reliance on the opinion of employers "hired gun" on the issue of causation was erroneous. We hold the commission was entitled to conclude that claimant presented insufficient credible evidence to prove her employment was the primary source of her carpal tunnel syndrome. Thus, we affirm the commissions denial of benefits.. The Workers Compensation Act (the Act) provides that carpal tunnel syndrome is an "ordinary disease[] of life as defined in [Code] ??65.2-401." Code ??65.2-400(C). For an ordinary disease of life to be compensable under Code ??65.2-401, claimant must prove ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Finite element model of subsynovial connective tissue deformation due to tendon excursion in the human carpal tunnel. AU - Henderson, Jacqueline. AU - Thoreson, Andrew. AU - Yoshii, Yuichi. AU - Zhao, Kristin D. AU - Amadio, Peter C. AU - An, Kai Nan. PY - 2011/1/4. Y1 - 2011/1/4. N2 - Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a nerve entrapment disease, which has been extensively studied by the engineering and medical community. Although the direct cause is unknown, in vivo and in vitro medical research has shown that tendon excursion creates microtears in the subsynovial connective tissue (SSCT) surrounding the tendon in the carpal tunnel. One proposed mechanism for the SSCT injury is shearing, which is believed to cause fibrosis of the SSCT. Few studies have reported quantitative observations of SSCT response to mechanical loading. Our proposed model is a 2-D section that consists of an FDS tendon, interstitial SSCT and adjacent stationary tendons. We believe that developing this model ...
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Mediani. In: Buck - Gramcko D, Nigst H (eds): Bibliothek für Handchirurgie: Nervenkompressionssyndrome an der oberen Extremität. Stuttgart, Hippokrates, pp 71 - 78. 22. Naff N, Dellon AL, Mackinnon SE (1993) The anatomical course of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve, including a description of its own unique tunnel. J Hand Surg 18 B: 316 - 317 23. Nakamichi K, Tachibana S (1992) Transverse sliding of the median nerve beneath the flexor retinaculum. J Hand Surg 17 B: 213 - 216 24. Netscher D, Mosharrafa A, Lee M et al. J Bone Jt surg 55 A: 1744 56. Linburg RM Albright JA (1970) An anomalous branch of the median nerve. J Bone Jt Surg 52 A: 182 Chapter 4 Etiopathogenesis 4 R. Luchetti Introduction Idiopathic Forms The primary cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by median nerve compression inside the carpal canal. This compression is verified by phenomenon linked to an increase in internal carpal canal pressure. Each canal has a fixed capacity; therefore, each condition that ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a recognisable pattern of symptoms and signs, which are caused by compression of the median (middle) nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist.. This condition affects individuals by causing pain, numbness, tingling sensations and sometimes weakness in the fingers and may extend to shoulder and neck areas. The cause for most cases is unknown (idiopathic) though some common conditions are associated with an increased incidence, including obesity, pregnancy, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes, and trauma.. Diagnosis is primarily clinical and the condition is easily recognised from the characteristic symptoms in straightforward cases but diagnostic support is provided by investigations such as nerve conduction studies and ultrasound imaging.. Treatment may include splinting, local steroid injection at wrist, activity modification,physical or occupational therapy (controversial), medications, and surgery. Treatment with local therapeutic ultrasound ...
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What to expect With the patient under local anesthesia, the surgeon will make one or two small incisions over the palm of the hand. Using an endoscope, or small camera, for guidance, the surgeon will cut the carpal ligament to release pressure on the nerve passing through. Some surgeons will remove tissue surrounding the nerve, especially if the tissue is swollen or irritated. Upon dividing the carpal ligament, the surgeon stitches just the skin together and leaves the loose ends of the carpal ligament separated. The loose ends are left apart to keep pressure off the median nerve. Eventually, the gap between the two ends of the ligament fills in with scar tissue. Some surgeons will reattach the carpal ligament after lengthening it. After the 30 to 40 minute surgery, the patients wrist may be in a splint or heavy bandage for about a week. How to prepare Patients will be expected to not eat and limit drink to clear liquids for at least six hours before the procedure. Pre-procedure use of ...
There were 50 wrists from patients known to have carpal tunnel syndrome (34 patients, 25 women, mean age 59.5) and 81 wrists from healthy volunteers (45 people, 32 women, mean age 57.6). The diagnosis of CTS was made based on clinical symptoms, at least one positive provocative of test (e.g. Tinel, Phalen, etc), and a positive EMG. They measured the cross-sectional area of the median nerve at the level of the proximal inlet of the carpal tunnel and the distal radioulnar joint. Lo and behold, the median nerve was significantly larger proximally in patients with CTS. The mean area was 13.9 mm² proximally and 7.7 mm² distally. In contrast, in healthy volunteers, the mean area was 8.0 mm² proximally and 7.8 mm² distally. The most interesting results come from table 2. They performed an ROC analysis to sort out the best cutoff for making the diagnosis of CTS. The cross-sectional area of 10 mm² or more yielded a sensitivity of 98% for the diagnosis of CTS and an NPV of 99%. The specificity was ...
A randomized clinical trial conducted by a team of Spanish researchers concludes that physical therapy is as effective as surgery for reducing pain and improving function in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The findings appear in Journal of Pain. The study compared the 1-year effectiveness of manual physical therapies, including desensitization maneuvers of the central nervous system, to surgery in 120 female patients with CTS. The study found that equivalent outcomes for both pain and functionality were achieved with either therapeutic approach, when measured at both 6 and 12 months after completion.. CTS surgery has the highest utilization rate among upper extremity procedures performed. CTS is a pain disorder in the upper extremity caused by compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel. It affects an estimated 6% to 11% of the US population, and results in a 6-year cumulative lost income per patient of $45,000 to $89,000, according to the study. In addition to outcome ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel. The main symptoms are pain, numbness, and tingling, in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and the thumb side of the ring fingers. Symptoms typically start gradually and during the night. Pain may extend up the arm. Weak grip strength may occur and after a long period of time the muscles at the base of the thumb may waste away. In more than half of cases both sides are affected. Risk factors include obesity, repetitive wrist work, pregnancy, and rheumatoid arthritis. There is tentative evidence that hypothyroidism increases the risk. Diabetes mellitus is weakly associated with CTS. The use of birth control pills does not affect the risk. Types of work that are associated include computer work, work with vibrating tools, and work that requires a strong grip. Diagnosis is suspected based on signs, symptoms, and specific physical tests and may be ...
... (CTS) can be extremely painful. It affects the wrist. Typing on a keyboard is a repetitive motion that can cause CTS. Sewing, playing sports and writing can also cause it. It commonly affects women between the ages of 30 and 60, but can affect both genders of any age.. The carpal tunnel is where the nerves in the wrist meet the hand. Swelling greatly affects this area because it is small to begin with. Symptoms of CTS can happen suddenly or occur over a long period of time. They can include pain in the thumb and fingers, a weak grip and pain extending to the elbow.. ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist....
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common nerve disorder caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel.
A commonly seen condition which affects the wrist and hand is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). The carpal tunnel is a small channel in the wrist which protects the
Another consideration for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is something we look for in our Fountain Valley office. The nerves that become compressed in the wrist are the same nerves that pass from the spinal cord in the neck region, between the vertebrae, under the collar bone, underneath the pectoralis minor muscle and inside the upper arm. It is important to determine if the symptoms experienced in the wrist are coming from compression of nerves further up. This is like putting a kink in a garden hose close to where the hose attaches to the house. The water pressure will be lessened from that point all the way to the far end of the hose. Weve had many patients that had their Carpal Tunnel symptoms relieved simply by having misaligned (subluxated) vertebrae in their neck fixed ...
Another consideration for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is something we look for in our Fountain Valley office. The nerves that become compressed in the wrist are the same nerves that pass from the spinal cord in the neck region, between the vertebrae, under the collar bone, underneath the pectoralis minor muscle and inside the upper arm. It is important to determine if the symptoms experienced in the wrist are coming from compression of nerves further up. This is like putting a kink in a garden hose close to where the hose attaches to the house. The water pressure will be lessened from that point all the way to the far end of the hose. Weve had many patients that had their Carpal Tunnel symptoms relieved simply by having misaligned (subluxated) vertebrae in their neck fixed ...
BayCares orthopedic team treat carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel is marked by pressure put on this area that results in numbness, pain, and hand weakness.
carpal tunnel syndrome definition: an ailment described as pain and numbing or tingling feelings within the hand and brought on by compression of a nerve in the carpal tunnel at wrist.; a type of repetitive…
Are you limited in function with carpal tunnel syndrome? Allied Pain & Spine Institute offers treatment to improve function and reduce pain for carpal tunnel at our clinic in San Jose.
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Introduction: There remains no "gold standard" for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Clinical diagnosis is often held to be paramount but depends on the skills of the individual practitioner. We describe two mathematical approaches to the analysis of a history obtained by questionnaire. Methods: We used two earlier instruments, a conventional logistic regression analysis, and an artificial neural network to analyze data from 5860 patients referred for diagnosis of hand symptoms. We evaluated their ability to predict whether nerve conduction studies would show evidence of CTS using receiver operating characteristic curves. Results: Both new instruments outperformed the existing tools, achieving sensitivity of 88% and specificity of 50% in predicting abnormal median nerve conduction. When combined, 96% sensitivity and 50% specificity were achieved. Conclusion: The combined instrument can be used as a preliminary screening tool for CTS, for self-diagnosis, and as a supplement to ...
Objective: To evaluate the application of a limited transverse incision technique to treat the carpal tunnel syndrome, with concern to its safety and efficacy in the opening of the flexor retinaculum (FR). Method: A prospective analysis of thirty FR release procedures performed on twenty-eight patients subjected to the proposed incision technique. Safety and total opening of the FR were evaluated through a questionnaire and an endoscopic inspection respectively. results: No major complications were observed. Two cases presented small local hematoma. One patient presented with transient neuropraxia of digital branch. In two of the first five cases, incomplete FR opening was identified during endoscopic revision with need of complementary opening. All patients reported relief of paresthesias and nocturnal pain symptoms. conclusion: The technique was safely performed on the prospection group, no major complications were detected and the opening of FR was observed in the majority of the patients ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when there is pressure in the carpal tunnel that compresses the median nerve, causing the nerve to function improperly. Because the carpal tunnel is surrounded by bone on one side, and an inflexible ligament on the other, if pressure builds, the nerve has nowhere to go. Simply put, in carpal tunnel syndrome the nerve gets squished. ...
Can carpal tunnel cause elbow pain - I have wrist and elbow pain; is this carpal tunnel syndrome? No. Carpal tunnel pain is usually an electrical shock or shooting pain in the hand from movement in the wrist. One of the tests is to tap on the wrist to elicit the pain. Elbow pain may be from a tendonitis or bursitis, for example. Wrist pain can be from several causes too including strain. However, one does not get elbow pain with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Objectives Most studies of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) incidence and prevalence among workers have been limited by small sample sizes or restricted to a small subset of jobs. We established a common CTS case definition and then pooled CTS prevalence and incidence data across six prospective studies of musculoskeletal outcomes to measure CTS frequency and allow better studies of etiology.. Methods Six research groups collected prospective data at ,50 workplaces including symptoms characteristic of CTS and electrodiagnostic studies (EDS) of the median and ulnar nerves across the dominant wrist. While study designs and the timing of data collection varied across groups, we were able to create a common CTS case definition incorporating both symptoms and EDS results from data that were collected in all studies.. Results At the time of enrollment, 7.8% of 4321 subjects met our case definition and were considered prevalent cases of CTS. During 8833 person-years of follow-up, an additional 204 subjects ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common entrapment neuropathy, affecting approximately 3 to 6 percent of adults in the general population. Although the cause is not usually determined, it can include trauma, repetitive maneuvers, certain diseases, and pregnancy. Symptoms are related to compression of the median nerve, which results in pain, numbness, and tingling. Physical examination findings, such as hypalgesia, square wrist sign, and a classic or probable pattern on hand symptom diagram, are useful in making the diagnosis. Nerve conduction studies and electromyography can resolve diagnostic uncertainty and can be used to quantify and stratify disease severity. Treatment options are based on disease severity. Six weeks to three months of conservative treatment can be considered in patients with mild disease. Lifestyle modifications, including decreasing repetitive activity and using ergonomic devices, have been traditionally advocated, but have inconsistent evidence to support their effectiveness.
By Richard H. Adler, Attorney at Law. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) occurs when tendons or ligaments in the wrist become enlarged from inflammation. While most commonly seen following repetitive use of the hands and arms, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome also occurs as a consequence of a traumatic injury event like a car collision.. The carpal "tunnel" is formed by a semi-circle of carpal bones on three sides and the transverse carpal ligament on the fourth side. This ligament is not designed to stretch. The carpal tunnel is a defined space that cannot enlarge and there is only so much room in that opening. Through that opening pass the median nerve, nine tendons, and spongy tissue around the tendons called tenosynovium. When inflamation of the tendons and ligaments occupying the narrow carpal tunnel occurs, it "pinches" or places the median nerve under compression, impacting nerve conduction to the fingers and to the muscles at the base of the thumb.. A Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) injury is often ...
Here it is: carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in a nutshell!. WHAT: CTS is caused by an injury to the median nerve (MN) as it travels through the wrist. WHERE: The eight small carpal bones and a ligament form a tunnel in which tendons and nerves pass through to reach the hand. HOW: The MN gets pinched/irritated from repetitive stress. WHY: The tunnel is tight as it includes the MN and nine rapidly moving muscle tendons! PROGRESS: CTS usually starts slow and often progresses over weeks, months, even years. SYMPTOMS: Pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness of the hand, sparing the little finger. PROGNOSIS: CTS is easier to treat shortly after it starts, and waiting too long to seek care may lead to worse outcomes. RISK FACTORS: 1) family history (genetics); 2) women are more likely to suffer from CTS than men; 3) age over 50; 4) manual jobs; 5) pregnancy; 6) conditions like diabetes, hypothyroid, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), osteoarthritis, autoimmune diseases (includes RA, certain types of thyroid ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common peripheral neuropathy and ischemic-reperfusion injury. Oxidative stress is considered a major cause of CTS. Linalool, a component of essential oils, has antioxidant activity. This study was designed to determine the effects of linalool inhalation on oxidative stress in patients with CTS. This double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the effects of linalool inhalation on oxidative stress in patients with CTS. Thirty-seven subjects, with and without CTS, were randomized to inhalation of 1 % linalool or carrier oil. 1,1-Diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, systolic blood pressure (sBP), diastolic blood pressure (dBP) and pulse rate were analyzed. DPPH inhibition was significantly higher in both experimental groups than in their respective controls. Moreover inhalation of linalool reduced sBP, dBP and pulse rate in the CTS group, and pulse rate in the non-CTS group. However, there were no significant differences among the study groups
BACKGROUND: To prospectively evaluate associations between self-reported physical work exposures and incident carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS: Newly employed workers (n = 1,107) underwent repeated nerve conduction studies (NCS), and periodic surveys on hand symptoms and physical work exposures including average daily duration of wrist bending, forearm rotation, finger pinching, using vibrati
Background Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy, which can be diagnosed by history, physical examinations and electrodiagnosis. Electrodiagnosis is most valuable way in the diagnosis of CTS and the evaluation of its severity. In addition to neuropathic pain mechanisms which play a dominant role in CTS, musculoskeletal structures caused nociceptive stimulus may also contribute to pain formation. LANSS (Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs) is a frequently used scale to determine which mechanism (neuropathic and/or nociceptive) is more dominant. ...
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Objective: To determine the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) over 1 year in Latino poultry processing workers. Methods: Symptoms and nerve conduction studies were used to identify Latino poultry processing workers (106 wrists) and Latinos in other manual labor occupations (257 wrists) that did not have CTS at baseline, and these individuals were then evaluated in the same manner 1 year la
PURPOSE: To investigate the usefulness of postoperative follow-up ultrasonography following surgical treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIALS and METHODS: Prospective postoperative follow-up ultrasonographic examinations were performed one, two and three months after surgery in twenty five wrists from nineteen patients who received the surgical carpal tunnel release. Symptoms were improved within one month following surgery in 21 cases (group 1). However, no relief or worsening of symptoms were noted in four patients after surgical decompression (group 2). The cross-sectional area of the median nerve was measured in three places: 1) the transverse plane at the level of the radiocarpal joint (RCJ), 2) the midlevel of the lunate and 3) the mid-level of the capitate. The ratios of preoperative and postoperative cross-sectional areas in each level were compared. RESULTS: The ratio of areas at each level showed that the cross-sectional area of the median nerve was decreased at the level ...
Carpal tunnel release. Nerve conduction study tests diagnostic of carpal tunnel syndrome. The patient failed to improve satisfactorily on conservative care,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful, often debilitating, progressive condition that occurs when a nerve in the wrist becomes compressed. Lets take a closer look at what CTS is and what can be done for it!. ONSET: Often, CTS starts with an infrequent, vague sort of numbness or tingling that prompts us to periodically shake our hand and flick our fingers. Most of the time, we initially dont give this much thought, as it isnt too irritating. As time passes-and this can sometimes be days, weeks, or months-the intensity, frequency, and duration gradually worsen. Sooner or later, it can get to the point of prompting a visit to a Chiropractor. The rate that CTS progresses is more dependent on the amount of pressure on the median nerve than the length of time the pressure is applied. In other words, CTS can develop immediately if the nerve becomes acutely pinched from things like a wrist fracture or other obvious trauma. In these cases, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the nerve is decompressed ...
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a painful, often debilitating, progressive condition that occurs when a nerve in the wrist becomes compressed. Lets take a closer look at what CTS is and what can be done for it!. ONSET: Often, CTS starts with an infrequent, vague sort of numbness or tingling that prompts us to periodically shake our hand and flick our fingers. Most of the time, we initially dont give this much thought, as it isnt too irritating. As time passes-and this can sometimes be days, weeks, or months-the intensity, frequency, and duration gradually worsen. Sooner or later, it can get to the point of prompting a visit to a Chiropractor. The rate that CTS progresses is more dependent on the amount of pressure on the median nerve than the length of time the pressure is applied. In other words, CTS can develop immediately if the nerve becomes acutely pinched from things like a wrist fracture or other obvious trauma. In these cases, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the nerve is decompressed ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when pressure is applied to the median nerve as it passes through the wrist resulting in symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and weakness. Outside of an emergency leading to a sudden onset of such symptoms-like a broken wrist-surgery is rarely advised as a first-line treatment. In general, treatment guidelines recommend exhausting all non-surgical options before consulting a surgeon. So, what happens when a patient consults a doctor of chiropractic for CTS?. First, the patient completes paperwork regarding their current symptoms and their health history. The information provided will inform the doctor about the chronicity, frequency, and intensity of the patients symptoms. The history may also reveal conditions that are known to contribute to an elevated risk for CTS such as diabetes, birth control pill usage, pregnancy, hypothyroid, etc.. Next, the doctor of chiropractic will conduct a thorough examination, with added focus on the course ...
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that occurs when pressure is applied to the median nerve as it passes through the wrist resulting in symptoms such as tingling, numbness, and weakness. Outside of an emergency leading to a sudden onset of such symptoms-like a broken wrist-surgery is rarely advised as a first-line treatment. In general, treatment guidelines recommend exhausting all non-surgical options before consulting a surgeon. So, what happens when a patient consults a doctor of chiropractic for CTS?. First, the patient completes paperwork regarding their current symptoms and their health history. The information provided will inform the doctor about the chronicity, frequency, and intensity of the patients symptoms. The history may also reveal conditions that are known to contribute to an elevated risk for CTS such as diabetes, birth control pill usage, pregnancy, hypothyroid, etc.. Next, the doctor of chiropractic will conduct a thorough examination, with added focus on the course ...
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Andréu JL, Otón T, Silva-Fernández L, Sanz J (February 2011). "Hand pain other than carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS): the role of ... De Quervain syndrome, is a tenosynovitis of the sheath or tunnel that surrounds two tendons that control movement of the thumb. ... Wartenberg's syndrome. Treatment[edit]. As with many musculoskeletal conditions, the management of de Quervain's disease is ... Intersection syndrome-pain will be more towards the middle of the back of the forearm and about 2-3 inches below the wrist ...
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  • Using hand tools that vibrate may also lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. (adam.com)
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