• Khusnul Khotimah Universitas Mulawarman
  • Yetty Octavia Hutahaean Universitas Mulawarman
  • Abdul Mu'ti Universitas Mulawarman
Keywords: Carpal tunnel syndrome, Characteristics, Patients


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a group of symptoms that arises as a result of compression in Nervus medianus that passes through the carpal tunnel and becomes the most common nerve entrapment syndrome. The high prevalence of CTS among the population, the varied possible etiologies underlying the occurrence of the CTS, as well as the absence of research that addresses the characteristics of patients with CTS in Samarinda based on researchers own knowledge are the reasons why researchers are interested in doing this research.. The study is a descriptive observational study with a cross-sectional design using 88 data obtained from the medical records of patients diagnosed with CTS at Inche Abdoel Moeis Hospital from January 2022 to December 2023. The results of this study showed that 40.9% of patients were aged 51 to 60 with a median age of 51 years, 71.6% were female, and 69.3% had no associated disease that was a risk factor for CTS. The conclusion of this study is that the majority of CTS patients at Inche Abdoel Moeis Hospital Samarinda are in the 51-60 year age group, are female, and do not have comorbidities that are risk factors for CTS.


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