Carpal tunnel syndrome: Neurophysiological results of surgery based on preoperative electrodiagnostic testing

L. Padua, M. Lo Monaco, R. Padua, F. Tamburrelli, B. Gregori, P. Tonali

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Abstract

Fifty-three hands with carpal tunnel syndrome had pre- and postoperative evaluations of median nerve distal motor latency (from wrist to thenar muscles) and orthodromic sensory nerve conduction velocity (from thumb and middle finger to wrist). At 6 months we observed a neurophysiological return to normal in all cases with normal preoperative distal motor latency and in about 50% of the hands with preoperative distal motor latency between 4 and 6 ms. Prolongation of the distal motor latency over 6 ms was not followed by return to neurophysiological normality, although some degree of sensory function was restored in the majority of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume22 B
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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