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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Carpal Tunnel Research Gets Noticed

Congratulations to Dr. Brendan MacKay! His poster has been accepted for the 2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting taking place March 11-15 in New Orleans, LA.

Poster Title: Accuracy of Carpal Tunnel Injection: A Prospective Evaluation of 756 Patients

We'll provide more details this spring. Until then, here's a little background on the topic...

Carpal tunnel: More than just a pain in the wrist

You've likely heard of carpal tunnel syndrome. It's a fairly common and often debilitating condition that can cause pain from the wrist to the neck, fingers, head and spine. More heightened awareness combined with a culture of desk and phone jobs are suggested as major factors for the increased prevalence.

How does it occur? Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when a nerve is pinched in the wrist. Called the median nerve, this nerve is the connection from the brain all the way down to the fingertips. In patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve is pinched as it passes through the wrist.

Click here to read more information from AAOS about the condition.

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