Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy at the elbow in a pizza chef.
ABSTRACT A case of bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar neuropathy at the elbow in a 22-year-old pizza chef is described. An on-site analysis revealed that job tasks performed by the worker exposed him to a combination of biomechanical risk factors. Patient history and workplace observations suggest that occupational physical exposure may have caused the bilateral entrapment neuropathies. The present report underlines the advisability of a detailed occupational history in the case of entrapment neuropathies of the upper limbs commonly regarded as being related to biomechanical occupational exposure.
- Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 03/2014; 56(3):e2-3. DOI:10.1097/JOM.0000000000000118 · 1.80 Impact Factor