Gouty wrist arthritis causing carpal tunnel syndrome - A case report

M. F. Sikkandar, J. Sapuan, R. Singh, S. Abdullah

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Abstract

A 63 year old male with a history of gout and hypertension presented with carpal tunnel syndrome. He gave history of bilateral wrist pain associated with numbness over the median nerve distribution of the hand. Tinels sign and Phalens test were positive with no obvious thenar muscle wasting on examination. Tophaceous deposits in the flexor tendons and within the synovium of the wrist joint was seen during surgery and this established gout as the cause of median nerve entrapment in this patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-334
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume67
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Flexor tendons
  • Gout

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