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Quantitative Assessment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


PB94175106

Publication Date 1994
Page Count 43
Abstract In an effort to assess the utility of vibrotactile threshold measurement for detecting carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) among adult subjects, a cross sectional and longitudinal study was performed using adults with symptoms of hand discomfort. A control group was also selected. Statistically significant group differences were noted in almost all vibrotactile threshold outcomes between subjects with CTS and those without CTS. Nonquantitative clinical tests used frequently for detecting CTS had excellent specificity when used among asymptomatic comparison subjects and poorer specificity when used in a comparison group with hand pain. The authors suggest that these findings allow rational application of vibrometry in studies of CTS.
Keywords
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Electrophysiology
  • Wrist
  • Hand(Anatomy)
  • Occupational medicine
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Humans
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Wrist joint
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Vibrometry outcome
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57A - Anatomy
  • 57S - Physiology
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
Corporate Authors Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA. School of Public Health.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Supplemental Notes See also PB88-247705. Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Atlanta, GA.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final performance rept.
NTIS Issue Number 199417
Quantitative Assessment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Quantitative Assessment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
PB94175106

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Electrophysiology
  • Wrist
  • Hand(Anatomy)
  • Occupational medicine
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Humans
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Wrist joint
  • Cumulative trauma disorders
  • Vibrometry outcome
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57A - Anatomy
  • 57S - Physiology
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 44G - Environmental & Occupational Factors
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