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What is the difference between an ulnar nerve compression and carpal tunnel?  

The carpal tunnel is a tunnel through your wrist whose boundaries are created by fascia, bone and tendons.  Two of the major nerves to the wrist and hand run through this tunnel. The ulnar nerve runs outside of the tunnel so when the ulnar nerve is compressed it is a different diagnosis with different symptoms

B. Earp, MD, et al. Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Wrist. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. November 2014, Vol. 22, No. 11. Pp. 699-706.

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