carpal

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carpal

a. any bone of the wrist
b. (as modifier): carpal bones
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So just what are the factors that influence the pressure in the carpal tunnel that can be associated with CTS?
Anatomically, a variation in the hook of the hamate bone (part of the floor in the carpal tunnel) was more often found in study subjects with CTS compared with the group without CTS.
Wrist flexion and extension, especially at end-ranges, can increase the pressure in the carpal tunnel and contribute to the development of CTS.
The increase in vasculature and interstitial fluids potentially can increase the pressure in the carpal tunnel.
With the carpal box method less bone-to-bone over-lap is visible on the radiograph compared to routine images of the wrist.
Regrettably, the carpal box apparatus is not available in most imaging departments.
In such cases, magnification, elongation and widening by using the carpal box or open cup methods may aid in detection.
It is also interesting to note that Toth et al (6) evaluated carpal box radiography for detecting scaphoid fractures in 2003.
Carpal tunnel syndrome associated with mixed calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate and apatite crystal deposition in tendon synovial sheath.
A treatment plan consisting of reassurance and education on symptomatic carpal bossing to reduce fears of a more ominous wrist injury and Active Release Technique (ART[R]) soft tissue therapy of the extensor carpi radialis longus and brevis, extensor digitorum and extensor retinaculum was instituted twice weekly for two weeks.
The incidence of the symptomatic carpal boss is not well defined.
The clinical presentation of symptomatic carpal bossing is variable.