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June/July 2013 (vol. 10/1)

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Carpal tunnel syndrome, Part-1

Part 1 - Diagnosis in vibration-exposed workers

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In the first of a two-part series, Roger Cooke examines the link between carpal tunnel syndrome and occupational vibration.  

CARPAL tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the commonest peripheral entrapment neuropathy and hence is likely to be seen in any workforce or occupational group. However, challenges arise in trying to assess whether or not the work, or specific tasks have caused or contributed to its development. While very common in the …

Dr Roger Cooke is a consultant in occupational medicine and honorary senior lecturer at the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Birmingham.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2013 (vol. 10/1) pp28-32

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