R V Williamson

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To investigate the pressure threshold for peripheral nerve dysfunction in compression syndromes (carpal tunnel and compartment syndromes), carpal canal pressure was elevated to 40, 50, 60, and 70 mm Hg in normal volunteers. Motor and sensory latencies and amplitudes of the median nerve were evaluated before compression, after 30-240 minutes of compression,(More)
Sensibility testing in peripheral-nerve compression syndromes was investigated in an experimental study in humans. Twelve volunteer subjects had controlled external compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel at a level of forty, fifty, sixty, and seventy millimeters of mercury. The subjects were then monitored for thirty to 240 minutes with four(More)
The question addressed in this study was whether static measurements of hip, knee, and ankle range of motion correlate to dynamic measurements of hip and knee function during gait. Range-of-motion measures of the lower extremities taken during physical examination (static variables) were recorded on 80 adolescents with cerebral palsy and 30 adolescent(More)
Vibratory thresholds were continually measured with a variable-amplitude vibrometer during periods of controlled median nerve compression in 12 human volunteers. Tissue fluid pressure in the carpal canal was maintained at 50 mm Hg, a level which caused a complete loss of nerve function in all subjects by 45 minutes. In all subjects vibratory thresholds(More)
Twenty-eight skeletally immature patients underwent 29 primary physeal bridge resections at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Twenty-two resections were followed for 2 years. There were 11 excellent, five good, two fair, and four poor results. Overall mean growth was 83% with 98% in the excellent group and 96% in the good group.(More)
This study was designed to evaluate the functional response of the median nerve at the wrist to various degrees of acute, local compression in hypertensive patients. After measuring resting tissue fluid pressure in the carpal tunnel of the nondominant hand of nine subjects (diastolic pressures of 90 mm Hg or greater), localized pressures of 50, 60, or 70 mm(More)
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