Improving quality of care—one guideline at a time

By Fareeha Shuttari-Khan, MPH

A year’s effort pays off for patients and practitioners

First identified more than 150 years ago, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most commonly diagnosed and treated entrapment neuropathies. CTS is estimated to affect up to 10 percent of the entire population. With the variety of tests and treatment options used for this condition, it’s no wonder that developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for CTS was high on the AAOS agenda.

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