[VIDEO] Carpal-Tunnel Surgery in Nepal

Carpal-Tunnel Surgery Nepal from Leah Olson on Vimeo.

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the hand and upper limb and is often caused by repetitive motions, many times related to a certain line of work.  For example, a carpenter that hammers the same way day-in and day-out may be likely do get carpal tunnel syndrome.

Surgery can help alleviate some of the pain associated with this syndrome.  The video above was taken at a Kathmandu city hospital.  The subject of the surgery is only 17-years-old.  She lives in rural Nepal and came to the hospital with her family to get this surgery.  Although very young, she has been working in the rice fields for the majority of her life, picking and harvesting rice, which is how she developed carpal tunnel syndrome.

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