The potential value of ultrasonography in the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome.

@article{Kele2003ThePV,
  title={The potential value of ultrasonography in the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome.},
  author={H. Toy{\'e} Mahamadou Kele and Raphaela Verheggen and H. -J. Bittermann and Carl Detlev Reimers},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={389-91}
}
The authors compared ultrasonography with electrophysiology for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) on 110 clinically affected wrists. An increased cross sectional area in the proximal carpal tunnel larger than 0.11 cm(2) in combination with compression signs on longitudinal scans proved to be highly predictive for CTS (sensitivity, 89.1%; specificity, 98.0%). Ultrasound was comparable to electrophysiology in the diagnosis of CTS, and in 35% of cases changes in morphology suggested a… CONTINUE READING

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