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IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 885-890

Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA

Authors: Muhammad Irfanullah Siddiqui, Sulaiman Mohammed Hushlul, Osama Abdulrahman Alharthi, Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a musculoskeletal disorder resulting from the local compression of the median nerve at the wrist, which results in a subsequent functional impairment and local ischemia of the nerve within the tunnel. Thereby, this study aimed to find the prevalence of CTS among surgeons at Makkah hospitals and determine the factors that are associated with the development of CTS among Makkah hospital surgeons. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was conducted among the surgical doctors working at public hospitals in Makkah Mukarramah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 1st of March 2019 to 31st of August 2019. 86 participants were investigated, entered and analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) software program version (24). Results: The prevalence of CTS symptoms among surgeons at Makkah hospitals was 53.5%, those with 3-4 times physical activity per week were significantly at higher risk as compared to other groups (p = 0.034). Other associated factors such as gender, age, and body mass index groups, specialty, level, years of experience, shift duration, on-call duties, number of surgeries per week, number of hours in OR showed no significant difference. Neither dealing with microscopic/laparoscopic procedures nor the presence of any chronic disease being statistically significant. Taking any medication, smoking, family history of congenital diseases also showed no statistical significance. Conclusion: The prevalence of CTS symptoms among surgeons at Makkah hospitals was high. Those surgeons, who were physically more active, were more likely to develop CTS than others were. The role of physical activity needs to be more investigated in future studies.

Keywords:
Carpal tunnel syndrome, Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, musculoskeletal disorder, surgical doctors.


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Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA


Authors
Muhammad Irfanullah Siddiqui
Community Medicine Departement, Faculty of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Sulaiman Mohammed Hushlul
King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Osama Abdulrahman Alharthi
King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi
Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, Umm AL-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi, Medical Intern, Faculty of Medicine, Umm AL-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.; Abdullah.s.alluhaibi@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 23 Jan 2021
Accepted 02 Feb 2021
Published online 14 Feb 2021
Published in print 04 Mar 2021

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Siddiqui MI, Hushlul SM, Alharthi OA, Alharbi AS. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui MI, Hushlul SM, Alharthi OA, Alharbi AS. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=48340 [Access: April 23, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui MI, Hushlul SM, Alharthi OA, Alharbi AS. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. IJMDC. 2021; 5(3): 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui MI, Hushlul SM, Alharthi OA, Alharbi AS. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. IJMDC. (2021), [cited April 23, 2021]; 5(3): 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui, M. I., Hushlul, . S. M., Alharthi, . O. A. & Alharbi, . A. S. (2021) Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. IJMDC, 5 (3), 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


Turabian Style

Siddiqui, Muhammad Irfanullah, Sulaiman Mohammed Hushlul, Osama Abdulrahman Alharthi, and Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi. 2021. Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui, Muhammad Irfanullah, Sulaiman Mohammed Hushlul, Osama Abdulrahman Alharthi, and Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi. "Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui, Muhammad Irfanullah, Sulaiman Mohammed Hushlul, Osama Abdulrahman Alharthi, and Abdullah Sulaiman Alharbi. "Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.3 (2021), 885-890. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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Siddiqui, M. I., Hushlul, . S. M., Alharthi, . O. A. & Alharbi, . A. S. (2021) Prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome among surgical doctors at Makkah hospitals, KSA. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (3), 885-890. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1611390663


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