Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Atroshi and colleagues1 reported on the population prevalence of carpal
tunnel syndrome (CTS), but their methods and conclusions raise 3 questions.
First, this study addresses patients not hands. Surely there was not
100% concordance between symptoms, physical signs, and nerve conduction studies
between the patient's hands. How did the authors analyze data for a patient
with bilateral symptoms but unilateral physical findings or nerve conduction
Cosgrove JL. Clinical Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. JAMA. 2000;283(8):1000–1003. doi:10.1001/jama.283.8.999