Postoperative Electrophysiological Studies in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2020

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Ali Abbas Hashim Almusawi

Hammurabi College of Medicine Babylon University Neurosurgical Department ; Babylon health directorate ,Imam Alsadiq Teaching Hospital ; Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow ; American College of Surgeons

Date Written: April 4, 2020

Abstract

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the upper extremity.The median nerve is compressed within its course through the carpal Tunnel just distal to the wrist crease. Usually Occur in middle aged patients Ratio of female to male = 4: 1. It is bilateral in over 50 % of cases, but is usually worse in the dominant hand. Early diagnosis and treatment are important and result in complete cure, delay can result in irreversible median nerve damage Every patient with carpal tunnel syndrome should be care¬fully and individually evaluated clinically for proper diagnosis before surgery and thorough search for any associated condition that mimic carpal tunnel syndrome and may be responsible for postoperative complaints.Frequently use postoperative nerve conduction studies for prognostic purposes and to serve as a baseline in determine the postoperative state of median nerve. A patient with any numbness or tingling in the fingers or with any weakness or atrophy of the thenar muscles must be considered as having carpal tunnel syndrome, unless proves otherwise.

Keywords: carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve condition study,electromyogram

Suggested Citation

Almusawi, Ali Abbas Hashim, Postoperative Electrophysiological Studies in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (April 4, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3568475 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3568475

Ali Abbas Hashim Almusawi (Contact Author)

Hammurabi College of Medicine Babylon University Neurosurgical Department ( email )

Hilla
Babylon
Babylon, Hilla 51001
Iraq

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Babylon health directorate ,Imam Alsadiq Teaching Hospital ( email )

Babylon
Hilla
Babylon, 51001
Iraq

Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow ( email )

Vincent street
Glasgow
Great Britain

American College of Surgeons ( email )

Chicago, Chicago
United States

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