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Monday, January 19, 2009

More direct contacts every day

Hello, I'm getting more direct contacts with doctors and healthcare professionals every day. Blogs are great for "one to many" communication but the interaction takes place in medical communities. Nevertheless, I need to have a blog or home page to tell about what I'm doing on a daily basis.

According to international epidemiological studies, the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome is 3%in men and 5% in women. We also know that up to 15% of the population suffer from CTS-like symptoms such as numbness, tingling, pain, weakness or clumsiness in the hand!

Over 80,000 people suffer from these symptoms in Helsinki region alone. Every year, 190 women and 90 men / 100,000 inhabitants are diagnosed with CTS which is which is 3 ‰ (per mille) of the population. The numbers for London are 10 to 15 times the Helsinki figure!
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