ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Study of carpal tunnel syndrome in patient of diabetes mellitus

    Dr. B. Satish Nayak, Dr. R. S. Yadav, Dr. R. R. Barde, Dr. Sudha Alawe, Dr. Simmi Dube
    JCDR. 2023: 1852-1859


    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and ulnar nerve entrapment (UNE) at the elbow are the most commonly seen lesions in patients with Diabetes. We aimed to study CTS in patient of diabetes mellitus and to assess the correlation of CTS with duration of diabetes mellitus and level of blood glucose. Methodology- This study was conducted as cross sectional observational study on 100 patients with diabetes mellitus presenting at Department of Medicine, GMC, Bhopal during the study period of 18 months. All the patients were subjected to detailed history taking and examination along with investigations including NCS for diagnosis of CTS. Results- The study was conducted on a total of 100 cases with diabetes mellitus. Of them, carpal tunnel syndrome was present in 15 cases. Majority had bilateral upper limb involved (60%) and grade 2 (40%) carpal tunnel syndrome. Mean duration of diabetes was higher in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (4.28±1.859 years) (p<0.05). Conclusions- We found that the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in the diabetic population was high, and this was true across all age groups and genders. Carpal tunnel is linked to having diabetes and having poorly managed blood sugar levels. Therefore in normal diabetes follow-ups, it is important to screen for CTS in order to identify individuals at high risk of developing CTS for early therapy and prevention of additional problems. To better understand the connection between CTS and DM, more research is required.


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