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Original Contribution  |   April 1996
Carpal tunnel syndrome and motor vehicle accidents
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Original Contribution   |   April 1996
Carpal tunnel syndrome and motor vehicle accidents
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1996, Vol. 96, 223. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.4.223
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1996, Vol. 96, 223. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1996.96.4.223
Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome can result from acute injury, as indicated by a retrospective study. Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome developed in 96 patients within 2 months after an automobile accident. Forty-four (46%) of these 96 patients underwent carpal tunnel release. It is postulated that the mechanism of injury is blunt trauma from the steering wheel or dashboard.