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Carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy.
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PMID:  23026467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
During pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, fluid shifts, and musculoskeletal changes predispose women to carpal tunnel syndrome. While the clinical presentation is similar to other patients, the history obtained must include information regarding the pregnancy itself. Currently, the indication for electrodiagnostic testing is not clearly defined. Given that symptoms often improve with conservative treatment and abate after delivery, EMG/NCV testing can often be avoided. However, if symptoms are severe or persist, carpal tunnel release is indicated and is considered a safe procedure for both mother and fetus.
Meredith Osterman; Asif M Ilyas; Jonas L Matzon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Orthopedic clinics of North America     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1558-1373     ISO Abbreviation:  Orthop. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0254463     Medline TA:  Orthop Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  515-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Walnut Street Curtis Buliding, Suite 810, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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