Title: Value of some clinical provocative tests in carpal tunnel syndrome: do we need electrophysiology and can we predict the outcome?
Authors: De Smet, Luc # ×
Issue Date: Aug-2003
Series Title: Hand clinics vol:19 issue:3 pages:387-91
Abstract: Despite the high incidence of CTS, there are no precise diagnostic criteria. The history is useful, but the value of so-called provocative tests is questionable. Electrophysiology is required in the atypical cases; however, it has no prognostic value. There is no good correlation between electrophysiology and symptoms. The outcome seems to be favorable in patients without workmen's compensation, with a mild to moderate impairment preoperatively, and with a favorable response to carpal tunnel infiltration. Postoperatively the electrophysiologic parameters ameliorate symptoms, but this is not correlated to the patient's satisfaction.
ISSN: 0749-0712
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
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