Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS),

Definition of Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS):

  1. Painful wrist caused by cumulative injury (trauma) resulting from frequently repetitive finger and wrist movements (such as in typing). It is accompanied by ache, burning, numbness, and/or tingling in the thumb, fingers, and forearm, sometimes radiating to the shoulder joint. CTS is induced by compression on the median nerve between the carpal ligament and other structures within the carpal tunnel (a conduit for median nerve and the flexor tendons). Usually correctible by an early adjustment in work schedule, it may require corrective surgery in the advanced stages. CTS is one of the several disorders grouped under the term repetitive stress injury (RSI). Carpal is Latin for, bones of the wrist.

  2. A painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of a major nerve where it passes over the carpal bones through a passage at the front of the wrist. It may be caused by continual repetitive movements or by fluid retention.

How to use Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in a sentence?

  1. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome should avoid repetitive wrist and hand motions that may exacerbate symptoms or make symptom relief difficult to achieve.

Meaning of Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) & Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) Definition