Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Diagnosis & the Role of Ultrasonography


Research Paper Title

Review of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a Proposed Scanning Protocol.

Abstract

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common peripheral compressive neuropathy. Ultrasonography (US) is an emerging technology that can be used in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Although the cross-sectional area is the most studied and validated measurement for carpal tunnel syndrome, there is no standardized neuromuscular US scanning protocol.

The researchers review the most studied neuromuscular US characteristics and protocols in the evaluation of carpal tunnel syndrome and propose a standardised protocol for evaluating carpal tunnel syndrome with neuromuscular US based on current literature.

Reference

Chen, Y.T., Williams, L., Zak, M.J. & Fredericson, M. (2016) Review of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and a Proposed Scanning Protocol. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 35(11), pp.2311-2324. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

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