carpal carpal  /ˈkɑr pəl/


  1. (n) any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  2. (adj) of or relating to the wrist



  1. Those clavicle fracture patients were kept in for a week, carpal tunnel surgery patients stayed for a few days, a bad back might get five or six days.
  2. Today's software makes lots of mistakes, and its main market is users who have no other option, including office workers who suffer from carpal-tunnel syndrome.
  3. But she pointed out that kids that age--with their delicate, still developing carpal tunnels--are especially vulnerable to repetitive stress injury.


  • WCCH Training Room: Letting go of carpal tunnel syndrome

    Dr. Foret says the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome is not confined to people in a single industry or job, but it is a classic overuse injury, occurring most often in those performing repetitive-type tasks in the manufacturing, construction, clerical, sewing, finishing and cleaning industries.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Southwest Daily News


  1. "There's no way I'm retiring. I'll be getting back into cricket as soon as possible," MacGill said. "I've had surgery and everything is going great. The recovery period generally is six weeks although this (carpal tunnel syndrome) is unusual...
    on Dec 29, 2007 By: Stuart MacGill Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "Wrist spin is about feel, and if you can't feel the ball in your fingers, it's very difficult," said respected spin coach Terry Jenner. "I think it will be hard to come back for him. It [carpal tunnel syndrome] sounds like a first to me for...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Terry Jenner Source:

  3. Another stop on his post-show publicity tour Monday was David Letterman's "Late Show," where Malakar joked during a top 10 list that "voting for yourself 100 times an hour causes some wicked carpal tunnel."
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Sanjaya Malakar Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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