Dr. Rohde shares if employees with repetitive hand motions have an increased risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.
It really depends what kind of motion and this, this is not a completely understood area. Certainly with a lot of repetitive pressure motion like vibratory motion, so using a jack hammer with pressure on that particular area can put pressure on the nerve, but what we think of as repetitive motion like typing probably isn’t the cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.
About Dr. Rohde, M.D.:
Dr. Rachel S. Rohde, M.D., is an Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital. Dr. Rohde received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed her residency at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery-Weill Cornell Medical College.