Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a very common, painful disorder affecting the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve (that travels through the wrist and base of the palm) gets squeezed/compressed under a band of tissue called a ligament (the transverse carpal ligament). This causes irritation of the nerve, resulting in pain and other symptoms along the course of the nerve.
Skiing is one of the most popular sports in Winter and is loved by many around the world. Be it at an advanced or beginner level, you will still be bound to injuries if you are not careful.
Many hand injuries and fractures occur when skiers use their hand to break a fall or when they over strain their thumb while gripping the ski pole. Improper or faulty ski gear may also harm the safety of skiers.
Wrist Fractures (Distal Radius Fractures and Carpal Bone Fractures) and advances in their management are discussed by Singapore Hand Surgeon Dr. Jonathan Y. Lee in this article published in the July 2012 issue of This Quarterly magazine.