J Med Assoc Thai 1999; 82 (2):182

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The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and the Number of Sides of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Sungpet A Mail, Suphachatwong C , Kawinwonggowit V

The prospective study was performed in 250 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. The mean
body mass index (BMI) of patients with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome was more than that of patients
with unilateral carpal tunnel syndrome (t = 6.84, p < 0.001). There was no statistically significant
difference between the mean BMI of patients with right carpal tunnel syndrome and that of patients
with left carpal tunnel syndrome. In conclusion, BMI may be used to predict the n,umber of sides of
carpal tunnel syndrome.
Key word : Body Mass Index, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Relationship

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