Prevalensen för kliniskt säkerställt karpaltunnelsyndrom 4 procent

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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.


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  • Neurology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Orthopedics
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
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic 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)