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People often ask how common is carpal tunnel syndrome? In fact, for hand surgeons, it's one of the most common conditions we treat. It actually affects approximately 5% of the overall population. However, when carpal tunnel syndrome is the result of an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, or inflammatory arthritis, that incidence can become much, much higher than the baseline 5% it's a very, very common condition.

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Kyle Bickel, MD

Hand Surgeon

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Surgeon & CEO at The Hand Center of San Francisco
  • Clinical Faculty – The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

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