Personal and occupational factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome

Lawrence J. Cannon, Edward J. Bernacki, Stephen D. Walter

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Abstract

This paper describes a case control study of the personal and environmental factors associated with the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome in workers at an aircraft engine manufacturing company. A comparison of 30 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and 90 matched controls indicated that the use of vibratory hand tools and a history of gynecological surgery, specifically hysterectomy and oophorectomy, were strongly associated with the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-258
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Occupational Medicine
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Cannon, L. J., Bernacki, E. J., & Walter, S. D. (1981). Personal and occupational factors associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Journal of Occupational Medicine, 23(4), 255-258.