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The methodologic requirements for cross-national use of specific health outcome instruments in hand surgery are presented. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire as a specific upper-extremity instrument and the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) questionnaire as a specific disease instrument were adapted to Spanish for use in(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the responsiveness and construct validity of the Spanish version of the DASH as outcome measure for carpal tunnel surgery. The study population was 42 patients with the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) based on clinical and electrophysiological criteria. The clinical design was a classic Cohort study with(More)
INTRODUCTION Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is thought to be due to compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. It is known that carpal tunnel pressures are elevated in wrist postures of flexion and extension and in those patients with CTS. Classic symptoms of CTS include night waking with pain, tingling, and numbness. These classic symptoms(More)
BACKGROUND Although arthroscopy of upper extremity joints was initially a diagnostic tool, it is increasingly used for therapeutic interventions. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard for assessing treatment efficacy. We aimed to review the literature for intervention RCTs involving wrist and shoulder arthroscopy. METHODS We(More)
Few investigations have been done to analyze the level of evidence in journals related to hand surgery, compared to other related research fields. The objective of this study was to assess the level of evidence of the clinical research papers published in the Ibero-american (RICMA), the European (JHSE) and American (JHSA) Journals of Hand Surgery. A total(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the reliability and construct validity of the Spanish version of the 6-item carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) symptoms scale (CTS-6). METHODS In this cross-sectional study 40 patients diagnosed with CTS based on clinical and neurophysiologic criteria, completed the standard Spanish versions of the CTS-6 and(More)
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