The frequency of carpal tunnel syndrome in computer users at a medical facility

J. Clarke Stevens, John C. Witt, Benn E. Smith, Amy L. Weaver

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Abstract

A survey was done of employees who were identified as frequent computer users. Although 29.6% of the employees reported hand paresthesias, only 27 employees (10.5%) met clinical criteria for carpal tunnel syndrome, and in 9 (3.5%) the syndrome was confirmed by nerve conduction studies. Affected and unaffected employees had similar occupations, years using a computer, and time using the computer during the day. The frequency of carpal tunnel syndrome in computer users is similar to that in the general population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1568-1570
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume56
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2001

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Clarke Stevens, J., Witt, J. C., Smith, B. E., & Weaver, A. L. (2001). The frequency of carpal tunnel syndrome in computer users at a medical facility. Neurology, 56(11), 1568-1570. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.56.11.1568