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Pressure changes in the carpal tunnel with movement of the pisiform bone.
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PMID:  18810112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Seven fresh cadaveric forearms were studied to investigate the effects of medial and lateral positioning of the pisiform bone on pressure within the carpal tunnel. The wick catheter, a device used to transmit interstitial fluid pressure, was inserted into the carpal tunnels of the cadavers. Pressures in the tunnel with the pisiform in a resting position, medial position, and lateral position were measured via a water manometer. A significant increase in pressure was noted between the resting position and both the medial and lateral positions ( p = 0.001). No significant difference was found between the medial and lateral positions ( p > 0.05). Findings suggest that the use of movement of the pisiform as a conservative treatment in carpal tunnel syndrome is questionable. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1982;4(1):47-50.
M L Engles; R A Donatelli; M Glasheen-Way
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0190-6011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1982  
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Created Date:  2008-09-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908150     Medline TA:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-50     Citation Subset:  -    
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