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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Statistics

January 30, 2022


People often ask how common is carpal tunnel syndrome? In fact, for hand surgeons, it’s one of the most common conditions we treat. It actually affects approximately 5% of the overall population. However, when carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, or inflammatory arthritis, that incidence can become much, much higher than the baseline 5% it’s a very, very common condition.

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