Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

Bilgin Topcuoglu O., Oruc O., Sarac S., Cetintas Afsar G., ULUÇ K.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, cilt.54, sa.4, ss.307-311, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/npa.2016.15907
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.307-311


In troduction: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. It is usually associated with the compression of the median nerve in the median groove. Because the main symptoms of CTS pain and numbness worsen at night, sleep disorders in CTS patients and the impact of preferred sleeping position on CTS development have been formerly studied. However, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study assessing the frequency of CTS in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients. This study aimed to determine the frequency of CTS in OSA patients and evaluate the causative relation between the two diseases.