Electrodiagnosis in carpal tunnel syndrome

David D. Kilmer, Brian A Davis

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Abstract

There is currently no gold standard to definitively diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome. It remains a clinical diagnosis supported by characteristic electrodiagnostic abnormalities. Properly performed electrodiagnostic studies should provide the hand surgeon with information regarding severity, progression if a previous study was performed, and a reasonable assurance that concomitant peripheral nervous system abnormalities are not present. Hand surgeons do not need to discern nuances of an electrodiagnostic evaluation; however, the ability to identify state-of-the-art techniques coupled with a thoughtful interpretation by the electrodiagnostician will improve their confidence in using this important diagnostic tool to evaluate carpal tunnel syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
JournalHand Clinics
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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