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Victoria doctor to discuss carpal tunnel syndrome

By JR Ortega
March 12, 2012 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 11, 2012 at 10:12 p.m.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may be more common than you think.

The syndrome is known for the pain it causes in the hand and arm due to a pinched never in the wrist - and now, Citizens Medical Center's HealthWise will host an event to talk about the syndrome on Wednesday.

About 28,000 carpal tunnel syndrome cases are diagnosed each year, according the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of 32,000 cases reported, about 71 percent were in women.

Dr. Paul Mondolfi, a Victoria plastic and reconstructive surgeon, will discuss the syndrome and other painful hand and wrist conditions during the HealthWise event.

Symptoms, causes, treatments and preventive tips will also be discussed.

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