Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Work-relatedness from an Epidemiologic Perspective

1 Hour 11 Minutes
SKU: 14ACOEM-203

TRACK(S): OEM Education and Scientific Research

Russell Gelfman, MD, MS*, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Experts have used various epidemiologic studies to either support or refute the relationship of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) to work. This session will explore the epidemiologic debate in detail, including the strengths and weaknesses of the various studies, in an effort to enlighten the attendee about the possible role of various work activities as risk factors for the development of CTS. This review will include discussion of studies involving work and non-work populations and the sociologic context in which they were conducted.

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