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Editor's Correspondence
May 10, 1999

Risk Factors for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(9):1008-1009. doi:

An acrimonious debate has developed over the question of whether some types of work are risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). In part, the acrimony results from a literature characterized by studies of heterogeneous methodological quality and inconsistent results. Unfortunately, as a consequence of serious methodological flaws, the recent article by Atcheson et al1 in the ARCHIVES will add little to the resolution of this debate.