Sensitivity and specificity of clinical testing for carpal tunnel syndrome.

  title={Sensitivity and specificity of clinical testing for carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={Irvin M. Wiesman and Christine B. Novak and Susan E. Mackinnon and Jonathan M. Winograd},
  journal={The Canadian journal of plastic surgery = Journal canadien de chirurgie plastique},
  volume={11 2},
OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated the sensitivity, specificity and predictive values of six clinical tests in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). METHODS There were 29 carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) subjects (mean age 48 years) and 30 control subjects (mean age 45 years). The six clinical tests included Tinel's sign, wrist flexion with fingers extended, wrist flexion with fingers flexed, wrist extension, combined wrist extension/median nerve pressure and combined wrist flexion… CONTINUE READING

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