Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is one of the most widely diagnosed work-related injuries in the United States (2.5 million patient visits and at least 300,000 release surgeries per year). CTS causes 25 lost days from work
Some studies suggest that the prevalence of symptoms consistent with CTS in the dominant hand among dentists is higher (4.8% vs. 2-3%) than the general population.
The OrthoFlexTM Ergonomic Exercise & Night Bracing Device and the OrthoBraceTM Functional Day Brace
These gloves keep the two middle fingers, hand and wrist at 19 degree angles to the radius of the forearm which helps keep pressure off the median nerve in the carpal tunnel during work and while sleeping.
In a clinical trial at Hughston Orthopedic Foundation, Columbus, GA (a BIOMET Sponsored trial) 13 patients with CTS symptoms were treated with the OrthoFlex Night Brace and only one of the patients ended up having surgical intervention.