Although carpal tunnel syndrome has been recognized as a clinical reality for only
about 50 years, it represents today a very substantial problem with high impact on
life quality for a large number of patients and with important socio-economic consequences
for society. The signs and symptoms are often puzzling, with pain and sensory
disturbances not only in the hand but sometimes also involving the whole
extremity. Although the basic etiology is a compression lesion of the median nerve at
wrist level, this lesion has an impact on the whole length of the neurons – fromfinger
tips to the dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord level.
The literature on carpal tunnel syndrome is enormously diversified and very difficult
to grasp. Dr. Luchetti has undertaken a very impressive task to summarize, in
one volume, current concepts regarding the pathophysiology and diagnosis of this
syndrome as well as basic anatomy, treatment options, complications from surgery,
and what we should do when things go wrong. He also addresses the difficulties in
evaluating and assessing the results from treatment.
Editing a multiauthor volume is not an easy task and the result in the past literature
has often been a recapitulation of old data and already-published illustrations.
However, this volume is a striking exception. New original drawings and photographs
are beingmixedwith some classic illustrations, whichresults in a very attractive
book at a high educational level. It is an important contribution to the already
existing literature on carpal tunnel syndrome, and it adds considerably to our understanding
of this puzzling condition as well as nerve compression syndromes in general.
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