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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome F036
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Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||7 of 2013|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||8 of 2013|
Changes from previous instruments
- ICD-9-CM Codes: 354.0
- ICD-10-AM Codes: G56.0
This condition affects the thumb, index and middle fingers and half of the ring finger. It results in pain and numbness, and weakness in some cases, due to pressure on / entrapment of the median nerve in the wrist.
Confirming the diagnosis
Diagnosis is based on clinical findings and electrophysiological testing.
The appropriate specialist for this condition is a neurologist or orthopaedic (hand) surgeon.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Median nerve entrapment at the wrist
Conditions not covered by SOP
- anterior interosseous syndrome#, ICD code 354.1
- cervical radiculopathy, ICD code 353.2, 721.1, 722.71
- cubital tunnel syndrome* SOP pending
- median nerve neuritis#, ICD code 354.1
- pronator syndrome#, ICD code 354.1
- thoracic outlet syndrome#, ICD code 353.0
- ulnar tunnel syndrome* SOP pending
* another SOP applies
# non-SOP condition
Clinical onset will be when symptoms (pain, parasthesia, weakness) in the hand, in the median nerve distribution, first began.
A clinical course involving periods of remission and exacerbation is common. There may be progression from intermittent to persistent sensory symptoms, and later, to the development of motor symptoms (weakness).