While myths have been debunked, more research is needed on carpal tunnel syndrome

February 7th, 2017

According to Asif Ilyas, MD, program director of the hand and upper-extremity fellowship at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, carpal tunnel syndrome is a common issue, with studies quoting general prevalence in the 3% to 7% range.

“Carpal tunnel syndrome, in general, is an area of intense research for a number of reasons,” Ilyas, who is also an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University, said. “One, it is a problem that we as hand surgeons treat very regularly and two, it is a condition that affects a large swath of the population and can significantly affect their lives as well as their livelihood.”

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