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Personal and workplace risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome
  1. Rahman Shiri
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rahman Shiri, Centre of Expertise for Health and Work Ability, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Topeliuksenkatu 41 a A, FI-00250 Helsinki, Finland; rahman.shiri{at}

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In the paper published in the August issue of OEM, Harris-Adamson et al1 found inverse relationships between non-occupational hand intensive activity (ie, knitting, gardening and housework) and years worked, and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). These findings are unexpected and they are not in line with the previous reports.2 ,3

The authors1 combined raw data of six prospective studies in US working populations. However, …

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