Carpal tunnel syndrome

Associations between risk factors and laterality

Thomas Zambelis, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Nikolaos Karandreas

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Aims: The investigation of the association between known risk factors and laterality in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Patients and Methods: 130 consecutive subjects with CTS only, or mainly, in the left hand were compared with 130 consecutive subjects with CTS only, or mainly, in the right hand. The following parameters were recorded: age, sex, job, handedness, hand mainly used in daily activities, BMI, diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction, wrist trauma and connective tissue diseases. Results: A left dominant hand was independently associated with 13-fold higher odds for left-hand CTS, while a right dominant hand had 5-fold higher odds for right-hand CTS. Right-hand CTS was more frequent in younger subjects and females. Conclusion: Older age, higher BMI and diabetes mellitus were more prevalent in patients with bilateral CTS. Age and BMI were independently associated with bilateral CTS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-47
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Neurology
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand
Diabetes Mellitus
Functional Laterality
Connective Tissue Diseases
Wrist
Thyroid Gland
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Carpal tunnel syndrome : Associations between risk factors and laterality. / Zambelis, Thomas; Tsivgoulis, Georgios; Karandreas, Nikolaos.

In: European Neurology, Vol. 63, No. 1, 01.01.2010, p. 43-47.

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Zambelis, Thomas ; Tsivgoulis, Georgios ; Karandreas, Nikolaos. / Carpal tunnel syndrome : Associations between risk factors and laterality. In: European Neurology. 2010 ; Vol. 63, No. 1. pp. 43-47.
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