Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Growing Epidemic Among Dental Professionals?
By: Todd P. Stitik, MD
Patrick M. Foye, MD
Joseph S. Marini, DMD
Scott F. Nadler, DO
The carpal tunnel region - bounded by the carpal bones of the wrist along the floor and the flexor retinaculum along the roof and sides - can become afflicted with a focal peripheral neuropathy known as carpal tunnel syndrome. This disease process involves peripheral nerve dysfunction of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel region of the wrist. The median nerve is surrounded by