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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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They observed a strong correlation between median nerve conduction slowing and median nerve cross-sectional area at the wrist but concluded that obesity does not influence carpal canal pressure or size of median nerve at the wrist.
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. Volar wrist ganglia are well bordered, but in this case, the lesion was diffuse and surrounded the tendon sheaths.
In a vicious cycle, narrowing of the carpal canal might contribute to an increased in venous tension.
Transverse carpal ligament is an important structure for wrist to maintain the mechanical effect of flexor tendons and can protect muscle tendons and nerves in carpal canal. Change in the direction of movement of tendons plays an important role in biomechanical effect of tendons.6 Forward7 reported that when transverse carpal ligament was totally severed, the Scar Tissue Formation of flexor tendons formed apparently.
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. This is known as the "spilled teacup sign." In stage IV injuries, strong volar ligaments remain attached to the lunate.