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Letters Carpal tunnel syndrome

Nerve studies are not that useful in diagnosis

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:414
  1. Peter J Mahaffey, consultant plastic and hand surgeon
  1. Bedford Hospital, Bedford MK42 9DJ
  1. pjm10{at}

    The authorship by a neurophysiologist of an article strongly advocating nerve conduction studies for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome seems something of an undeclared competing interest.1 Fortunately, not all Bland's colleagues support his enthusiasm. Clinicians involved in managing this syndrome …

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