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Carpal tunnel syndrome

An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Review Date: 9/24/2017  

Reviewed By: Andrew W. Piasecki, MD, Camden Bone and Joint, LLC, Orthopaedic Surgery/Sports Medicine, Camden, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team. Editorial update 07-23-19.

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