The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.

@article{Fowler2011TheSA,
  title={The sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome: a meta-analysis.},
  author={John R Fowler and John P. Gaughan and Asif Ilyas},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2011},
  volume={469 4},
  pages={
          1089-94
        }
}
BACKGROUND Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most commonly diagnosed compression neuropathy of the upper extremity. Current AAOS recommendations are to obtain a confirmatory electrodiagnostic test in patients for whom surgery is being considered. Ultrasound has emerged as an alternative confirmatory test for CTS; however, its potential role is limited by lack of adequate data for sensitivity and specificity relative to electrodiagnostic testing. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES In this meta-analysis we… CONTINUE READING
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