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 How serious is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

The following sources are compiled from the NIOSH.

  1. The U.S. Department of Labor has concluded that CTS was the ¡®chief occupational hazard of the 90's¡¯, disabling workers in epidemic proportions.
  2. Currently, more than 8 million people are affected by CTS each year. Surgery for CTS is the second most common type of musculoskeletal surgery, (back surgery is No.1) with well over 230,000 procedures performed annually.
  3. In the United States, employers spend more than $7.4 billion in workers compensation costs, and untold billions on medical treatment, litigation costs, hidden costs and lost productivity (U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
  4. CTS is the No.1 reported medical problem, accounting for approximately 50%of all work-related injuries.
  5. Only 23% of all CTS patients returned to their previous professions following surgery (Bureau of Labor & Statistics and the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health [1997-2000 Statistics%).
  6. Every year more than 850,000 new visits are made to physicians due to the onset of CTS (National Center for Health Statistics).
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