Carpal tunnel syndrome afflicts more women

Boles, Margaret
September 1997
Workforce (10928332);Sep97, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p18
Focuses on the vulnerability of women employees to carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared with their male counterparts in the United States. Types of employees most at risk for CTS; Losses incurred by companies from medical costs and low productivity.


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