3D printing technology in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome: A case report

Authors

  • Md. Israt Hasan Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5484-4968
  • Masrufa Tasnim Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh https://orcid.org/0009-0009-9559-8220
  • Syed Mozaffar Ahmed Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Taufiq Morshed Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kurmitola General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shamim Ahmed Deowan Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v17i1.71690

Keywords:

3D printing , carpal tunnel syndrome, CTS splint

Abstract

A 35-year-old individual with carpal tunnel syndrome presented with tingling and numbness in the left thumb, index, and middle finger. A 3D printed CTS splint was crafted to immobilize the affected wrist joint, aiding pharmacotherapy. At six weeks, evaluations included the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire (BCTQ), Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain, and Evaluation of Satisfaction with assistive Technology (QUEST) version 2.0.9. Substantial improvements were observed in Bangla-BCTQ scores (symptom severity scale: 3.68 vs. 1.27; functional status scale: 2.74 vs. 1.31), VAS (70 vs. 30), and QUEST scores. 3D printing technology may contribute to better personalized musculoskeletal care enhancing quality of life.

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Published

2024-03-30

How to Cite

Hasan, M. I., Tasnim, M., Ahmed, S. M., Morshed, T., & Deowan, S. A. (2024). 3D printing technology in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome: A case report. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 17(1), e71690. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v17i1.71690

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Case Report