Friday, February 16, 2007

Carpal tunnel due to genetics, not repetitive strain

Wow! If this is true, which was presented today at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Diego, then the whole worker's compensation system is going to need an overhaul!

"The link to genetics is strong and believable," Ring says. "If you are diagnosed with carpal tunnel, you are an innocent bystander. You did nothing to cause it."

What's going to happen to the masses of administrative assistants and other computer users who go out on disability because they develop too much pain from years of typing?

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