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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

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Influence of body mass index on median nerve function, carpal canal pressure, and cross-sectional area of the median nerve.
This case presented as a volar wrist ganglion, but it was located at the center of the wrist and extended to the mid-palm through the carpal canal.
Transverse carpal ligament was damaged unavoidably in conventional open decompression surgery, leading to unstable bony structure of carpal canal, bowstring of flexor tendon, permanent attenuated grip strength, even loss of work capacity for young workers.
Finally, in stage IV the lunate is seen to be sitting volar to the articular surface of the distal radius, often in the carpal canal.