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  1. Bush Set to Repeal Clinton's Ergonomics Rule

    March 7, 2001 (Washington) -- After a heated debate pitting labor against Republicans, the House followed the Senate's lead and voted Wednesday to repeal a controversial Clinton administration rule aimed at curbing repetitive motion stress injuries in the workplace. The House vote, closely mirroring

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  2. Too Old for Carpal Tunnel Surgery? No Such Thing

    Oct. 27, 2000 -- Eighty years old, with no feeling in her hand, the patient was just one of many elderly men and women that Kari Todnem, MD, had treated for carpal tunnel syndrome -- an inflammation causing pain, numbness, or tingling in the wrist, hand, and fingers. "She couldn't do any of her favo

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  3. Splints Work for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Study Shows

    April 24, 2000 -- Wrist splints really can help people with carpal tunnel syndrome, even those with severe symptoms, new research has shown. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by compression of a nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist and is thought to be caused by repetitive mot

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  4. A Light at the End of the Carpal Tunnel

    April 19, 2000 -- Contrary to popular belief, carpal tunnel syndrome does not always cause a permanent disability, and the symptoms can be treated, even if the cause is work-related. According to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Orthopedics, 82% of patients were able to return t

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  5. Injection of Steroid Improves Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for at Least a Year

    Oct. 15, 1999 (New York) -- Injecting steroid drugs near -- but not in -- the carpal tunnel of the wrist can lead to a long-term improvement of symptoms in people with carpal tunnel syndrome, according to Dutch researchers. They conclude that the therapy should be considered as an option before surg

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