Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a compression neuropathy of the median nerve. Although compression of the median nerve can occur at multiple levels, CTS refers to compression at the wrist by the transverse carpal ligament. The degree of symptoms depends on the chronicity and degree of compression. Symptoms can progress from purely sensory to include motor loss with associated atrophy. Sensation loss occurs at the tips of the first three fingers and may travel to the forearm and wrist. Weakness...