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Prevalence of trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome among diabetic patients and its relationship to hemoglobin a1c.

Authors:Amre Hamdi , Hala Mousli , Tariq Qari, Ahmed Balamash, Linda Jafarah, Maram Shami
Int J Biol Med Res. 2020; 11(4): 7121-7123  |  PDF File


Objective: The aim of this study is to establish whether or not there is a relationship between prevalence of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), as well as Trigger finger (TF) with HbA1C level. Method: The study population consists of 132 diabetic patients (91 females, 41 males). The subjects were assessed using a verbal questionnaire about the symptoms of CTS and TF, after which they were classified as either having the disease or not. This was then compared to HbA1C levels using the Chi-squared test and the independent t test. Results: The mean level of HbA1C was higher regarding the patients who suffered the disease compared to those without it. Conclusion: HbA1C was found to have a significant correlation with the development of CTS and TF in diabetic patients. The two diseases were not affected by age.