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Carpal tunnel syndrome: Clinical, electrophysiological, and ultrasonographic ratio after surgery.
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PMID:  22246872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Introduction: The aim of this study was to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and to highlight the ultrasonographic cross-sectional area (CSA) ratio as a tool for assessing outcomes by investigating postoperative changes. Methods: Twenty-four individuals with CTS were evaluated using the Boston questionnaire, nerve conduction studies, and ultrasound, preoperatively and at 3 weeks and 3 months postoperatively. Results: Improved symptom scores, decreased CSA, and decreased CSA ratio were observed in the first 3 weeks, but functional improvement was also observed after 3 weeks postoperatively. The ratios between the CSA at the sites of enlargement and unaffected areas correlated significantly with the Padua classification, although the coefficient was not superior to the coefficient of CSA at the maximal swelling site. Conclusions: Symptoms improved more rapidly than function after surgery. Measurement of the ultrasonographic CSA ratio may provide clinicians with a useful assessment tool after surgery. Muscle Nerve, 2012.
Authors:
Jun Yeon Kim; Joon Shik Yoon; Sei Joo Kim; Sun Jae Won; Jin Seok Jeong
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Muscle & nerve     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1097-4598     ISO Abbreviation:  Muscle Nerve     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803146     Medline TA:  Muscle Nerve     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Korea University College of Medicine, 80 Guro Gu, Guro Dong, Seoul, South Korea.
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