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1

How many tendons pass through the Carpel tunnel?

9 Flexor tendons.

2

What is Carpel tunnel syndrome?

Swelling within the carpel tunnel which presses on the median nerve (due to the narrowness) which causes pain in the hand.

3

What forms the Carpel tunnel?

Carpel bones
Flexor retinaculum

4

Why do you get part sensation in the hand when there is damage to the median nerve at the Carpel tunnel?

Because a branch comes off the median nerve before it goes through the Carpel tunnel. This branch goes over the Carpel tunnel.