Dr. Rohde introduces herself and explains why women experience carpal tunnel syndrome more often than men.
My name is Rachel Rohde. I am an orthopaedic surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. I grew up in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. I then went to Harvard Medical School and MIT where I earned my medical degree. I then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh and a hand surgery fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
Carpal tunnel is probably one of the most common things I see in my practice, and most patients who actually get carpal tunnel syndrome are women. So that’s important to know. We don’t really know why, and there’s still research being conducted in this area, but approximately 70 to 80 percent of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are female.
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.