Review of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome and a proposed scanning protocol

Yin Ting Chen, Lisa Williams, Matthew J. Zak, Michael Fredericson

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Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral compressive neuropathy. Ultrasonography (US) is an emerging technology that can be used in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although the cross-sectional area is the most studied and validated measurement for carpal tunnel syndrome, there is no standardized neuromus-cular US scanning protocol. We review the most studied neuromuscular US characteristics and protocols in the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome and propose a standardized protocol for evaluating carpal tunnel syndrome with neuromuscular US based on current literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2311-2324
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume35
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Diagnosis
  • Evaluation
  • Neurosonology
  • Review
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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