Prevalence for clinically proved carpal tunnel syndrome is 4 percent

Isam Atroshi, Christina Gummesson, Ragnar Johnsson, Ewald Ornstein, Jonas Ranstam, Ingmar Rosén

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This article summarizes the results of a large-scale population-based study conducted to determine the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome in the Swedish general population. The study utilized a health questionnaires as well as clinical and electrophysiological examinations. Population prevalence rates of carpal tunnel syndrome, based on clinical diagnosis and electrophysiological criteria, were calculated. Obesity and specific work-related hand activities were shown to be risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Translated title of the contributionPrevalence for clinically proved carpal tunnel syndrome is 4 percent
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)1668-1670
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Department of Orthopaedics (Lund) (013028000), Clinical Neurophysiology (013013001), Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Neurology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthopedics


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