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Testing Carpal Tunnel for Amyloidosis: One Patient’s View

Linda, one of the ASB’s patient educators, shares highlights from her experience with carpal tunnel syndrome and a recent interaction with one of her hand surgeons.

Key take-away … biopsy the tissue from CTR surgery, as it may offer advance awareness of the disease.

 

Expert Insights: Musculoskeletal Pathology as an Early Warning Sign of Systemic Amyloidosis

Dr. Shari Liberman, a hand and upper extremities surgeon from Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, discussed six orthopedic manifestations and their pathology as it relates to systemic amyloidosis. Published studies, coupled with her experience, has led to a belief that these manifestations can offer important evidence of amyloidosis. She concludes with thoughts regarding an orthopedic differential and biopsy considerations for each of these manifestations.

Patient Insights: Best kept secret

Our patient speakers at the Amyloidosis Speakers Bureau are powerful educators and offer compelling insights.

Have a listen to this brief clip from Ozzie on his discovery of the ‘best kept secret’ as it pertains to diagnosing amyloidosis – carpal tunnel syndrome.

Patient Insights: Biopsy the CTR tissue!

Our patient speakers at the Amyloidosis Speakers Bureau are powerful educators and offer compelling insights.

Have a listen to this brief clip from Linda with thoughts on how orthopedic hand surgeons can be on the front line of diagnosis through CTR tissue biopsy.

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