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Plastic Surgery 2009 News Briefs - Select Research to be Presented on Sunday, October 25
Date:10/6/2009

loss alone may provide a cure for the syndrome. In the study, presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2009 conference, Oct. 23-27, in Seattle, plastic surgeons analyzed the carpal tunnel histories and pre- and post- weight loss health conditions of 43 massive weight loss patients. More than half of the patients (24) originally reported to have carpal tunnel syndrome while 4 patients reported to have symptoms of carpal tunnel. After weight loss of 50 pounds or more, all but 3 patients reported a resolution of symptoms. Since obesity is associated with an increased prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome, researchers conclude that weight loss should be advocated to obese patients suffering from this condition.

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Nearly 38,000 hand surgeries to treat carpal tunnel syndrome were performed in 2008, according to the ASPS.

Study: "Inter-Relationships of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Body Mass Indices in the Massive Weight Loss Population" is being presented Sun., Oct. 25, 10:15 - 10:20AM PDT, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

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