نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 دانشیار، گرو ه ارتوپدی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 دانشجوی پزشکی، کمیتهی تحقیقات دانشجویی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common neurological disease with various risk factors involved in its onset. The present study aimed to compare the prevalence of risk factors in two groups with and without the syndrome.Methods: In a case-control study, 100 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome and 100 healthy people were selected and the prevalence of risk factors in carpal tunnel syndrome were evaluated and compared between the two groups.Findings: Of the known risk factors, prevalence of working with keyboard, powerful working, repetitive movements, working with vibrating tools, inflammatory diseases, obesity, and diabetes was significantly higher in the patient group.Conclusion: Today, the risk factors in carpal tunnel syndrome are changing, and computer users and people who work with vibrating tools are at more risk. Therefore, it is necessary to raise awareness in the community about the new disease risk factors, in order to improve the standard of industrial equipment and home appliances such as kitchen utensils as well.